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General Power Products Recalls Generators
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 428-3769
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Portable Generators Recalled by General Power Products Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation
with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following
consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately
unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Portable Generators
Units: About 13,000
Importer: General Power Products LLC, of Loveland, Ohio
Hazard: 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.
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 Products" and "6000 Generator" are printed on the side of the
General Power Products generator. "Poulan Pro" and "6000 watts" are printed on
the side of the Poulan Pro generator.
Sold at: Hardware and home improvement stores primarily located in Illinois,
Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio and Texas from June 2008 through September 2008 for
between $600 and $800.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the generators 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.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact General Power Products
toll-free at (877) 428-3769 24 hours a day, seven days a week, or visit the
firm's Web site at www.generalpowerproducts.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled
products, please go to: