Recall: Portable Generators
On 2010-05-25, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Portable Generators due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2009 for about $700 to $1100.
About 600 units are involved in this Cummins generator recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Generators category in 2010.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 300,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 344-0039
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What is the problem?
Fuel can leak through the carburetor during normal usage, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Cummins Onan Portable Generators. "Cummins Onan" and the model number are printed on the front of the generator. The serial number is printed on the generator's name plate. Only generators manufactured on or after June 2009 and before December 2009 are included in this recall.
|Model Numbers||Serial Numbers starting with...|
|F09 through L09|
These items were sold new+ at Authorized dealers nationwide from June 2009 through February 2010 for between $700 and $1,100.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact Cummins for a full refund plus a $100 check. All known users have been contacted by the firm.
For additional information, contact Cummins at (800) 344-0039 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.cumminsonan.com/portable/
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 25 reports of fuel leakage. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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