Generac is recalling more than 60,000 portable generators due to potential fire and burn hazards.
The fuel tanks of the recalled generators have a valve issue that might cause them to “build up excess pressure and expel fuel when opened, posing fire and burn hazards,” according to a notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Generac Power Systems has reported 27 overheating incidents, including three severe burn injuries, the manufacturer based in Waukesha, Wisconsin, announced on Thursday.
The recall encompasses roughly 64,000 generators sold at various major home improvement and hardware stores from April 2011 through June 2023, priced between $3,300 and $3,650, as shown in the recall notice. The CPSC advises consumers to immediately stop using the generators and contact the manufacturer for a complimentary repair kit.
The recall pertains to Generac portable generators with the following unit types and model numbers:
G0057341 G0057342 005734R1 005734R2
G0057351 G0057352 005735R1 005735R2
Consumers can identify the unit type of their generator printed on both sides of the tank and on the control panel. The model number is displayed on a label on the heat shield between the engine and alternator of the generator.
For inquiries, consumers can reach out to Generac at 888-391-0503 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday, or online at www.generac.com/GPenhancements or www.generac.com, where they can click on “Important Recall Information” at the top of the page for more details.
With information from CBS News