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Generac recalls more than 60,000 portable generators over burn risk

Generac is recalling more than 60,000 portable generators over potential fire and burn hazards.

The recalled generators’ fuel tanks have a valve issue that may cause them to “build up excess pressure and expel fuel when opened, posing fire and burn hazards,”accordingto a notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Generac Power Systems has received reports of 27 overheating incidents, including three severe burn injuries, the Waukesha, Wisconsin-based manufacturer saidThursday.

The recall covers roughly 64,000 generators sold at a variety of major home improvement and hardware stores from April 2011 through June 2023 for between $3,300 and $3,650, the recall notice shows. Consumers should immediately stop using the generators and contact the manufacturer for a free repair kit, the CPSC said.

The recall covers Generac portable generators with the following unit types and model numbers.

Unit Type

Model Numbers

GP15000E

G0057341G0057342005734R1005734R2

GP17500E

G0057351G0057352005735R1005735R2

Consumers can find the unit type of their generator printed on both sides of the tank and on the control panel. The model number is printed on a label on the heat shield between the engine and alternator of the generator.

Consumers with questions can call Generac at 888-391-0503 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time, Monday through Friday, or online atwww.generac.com/GPenhancementsorwww.generac.com, where they can click on “Important Recall Information” at the top of the page for more information.

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