Portable Generators Recalled by Champion Power Equipment Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Costco
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Recall SummaryName of product:
Fuel can leak from the generator's carburetor, posing a fire hazard.
Champion Power Equipment; toll-free at (855) 236-9424, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or online at www.championpowerequipment.com, then click on the red "Important Product Recall Notice" link for more information.Report an Incident Involving this Product
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 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.
|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|
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 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.
Sold exclusively at
Costco Wholesale stores nationwide from December 2011 through July 2012 for about $699.
Champion Power Equipment, of Santa Fe Springs, Calif.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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