Release Date: September 14, 2023
Recall Number: 23-288
Generac Recalls Portable Generators Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards
Name of Product: Generac Portable Generators
Hazard: The recalled generators’ fuel tank can fail to vent adequately from the rollover valve, causing the gas tank to build up excess pressure and expel fuel when opened, posing fire and burn hazards.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact Generac for a free repair kit.
Generac toll-free at 888-391-0503 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.generac.com/GPenhancements
and click on “Important Recall Information” at the top of the page for more information.
Units: About 64,000
Description: This recall involves Generac Portable Generators type GP15000E, with model numbers G0057341, G0057342, 005734R1, and 005734R2, and type GP17500E, with model numbers G0057351, G0057352, 005735R1, and 005735R2. “Generac” and the unit type are printed on both sides of the tank and on the control panel of the generators. The model number is printed on a label on the heat shield between the engine and alternator of the generator. Consumers can also visit https://www.generac.com/about-us/product-recall-notifications/GP15000-GP17500-recall to see if their specific unit type and model number are included in this recall. Unit type and model numbers include:
Incidents/Injuries: Generac has received reports of 27 incidents of the generators overheating and pressurizing or expelling fuel when opened, including three incidents resulting in severe burn injuries.
Sold at: Major home improvement and hardware stores nationwide and on various websites from April 2011 through June 2023 for between $3,300 and $3,650.
Manufacturer: Generac Power Systems Inc., of Waukesha, Wisconsin
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at: https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/generac-portable-generators-recalled-due-fire-and-burn-hazard
Manufactured In: United States
Recalled Generac GP15000E Portable Generator
Recalled Generac GP17500E Portable Generator
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For lifesaving information:
Please allow 6-8 weeks for receipt of your repair kit.
Please see the video below to view a step-by-step video demonstrating the repair: