The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Champion Power Equipment, of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., announced a voluntary recall of about 8,600 Portable generators.
Hazard: Fuel can leak from the generator's carburetor, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: There have been 11 reports of fuel leaking from the generators, including eight reports of the generators catching fire and two of property damage.
Description: This recall involves two models of Champion Power Equipment portable generators. Both models have a black frame with black and yellow control panels, a bar handle and two wheels.
|Model Number||Serial Number Ranges|
|41332||11NOV2600701 to 11NOV2601500|
|41532||11NOV1400151 to 11NOV1400360|
|11DEC0700001 to 11DEC0700720|
|11DEC1301077 to 11DEC1402602|
|11DEC2201801 to 11DEC2203600|
|11DEC2501531 to 11DEC2503330|
|11DEC2801073 to 11DEC2801325|
Sold exclusively at: Costco Wholesale stores nationwide from December 2011 through July 2012 for about $699.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled generators immediately and contact Champion Power Equipment for a free repair kit to be installed by an authorized dealer. The consumer may also return the unit to Costco for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Champion Power Equipment; toll-free at (855) 236-9424, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, e-mail email@example.com, or online at www.championpowerequipment.com, then click on the red "Important Product Recall Notice" link for more information.