The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of Champion Power Equipment Portable Generators due to a fire hazard.
The recall affects Champion Power Equipment Portable Generators as it has been determined that fuel can leak from the generator’s carburetor, posing a fire hazard. The recall affects approximately 8,600 generators.
The recall involves two models of Champion Power Equipment portable generators, both of which have a black frame with black and yellow control panels, a bar handle and two wheels.
Model number 41332 has an open frame. The words “Champion Power Equipment” are on the control panel and “8250 starting watts” and “6500 running watts” are on the side of the fuel tank.
Model number 41532 has side panels that cover the long sides of the fuel tank. The words “Champion Power Equipment” are on the side panel above the control panel, and “9000 starting watts” and “7000 running watts” are on the control panel.
The model number and serial number are located on the side of the generator with the handle, on a tag on the crossbar above the yellow generator end cap.
Generators with the following model numbers and serial number ranges are being recalled:
- Model Number: 41332 Serial Number Ranges: 11NOV2600701 to 11NOV2601500
- Model Number: 41532 Serial Number Ranges: 11NOV1400151 to 11NOV1400360; 11DEC0700001 to 11DEC0700720; 11DEC1301077 to 11DEC1402602; 11DEC2201801 to 11DEC2203600; 11DEC2501531 to 11DEC2503330; 11DEC2801073 to 11DEC2801325
There have been 11 reports of fuel leaking from the generators, including eight reports of the generators catching fire and two of property damage.
Consumers are being directed to stop using the recalled generators immediately and contact Champion Power Equipment for a free repair kit to be installed by an authorized dealer, or return the unit for a full refund.