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Portable Generators Recalled Due To Fire Hazard


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CPSC Alert #09-009

General Power Products, in cooperation with the CPSC, has recalled about 13,000 portable generators because the generator’s fuel valve can be damaged by the cover plate during shipment and cause a fuel leak and fuel spillage during use, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Inspectors seeing these generators being used as stand-by powerloss generators in a home should inform their client about this recall and advise the homeowner to immediately stop using the generator and contact General Power Products to determine if the generator’s fuel valve is damaged and, if it is, to receive a free repair kit and instructions.

Name of Product: Portable Generators

Importer: General Power Products LLC, of Loveland, Ohio

Incidents/Injuries: General Power Products has received 14 reports of damaged fuel valves. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall includes the General Power Products 6000 Watt portable generator and the Poulan Pro 6000 Watt portable generator with serial numbers 060400483 through 060600725. The serial number is stamped on the engine block which is located on the front of the engine below the generator’s control panel. “General Power Productsâ€

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