Recall: Lekker Patriot Power Generator 1500 Watt
On 2016-07-28, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Lekker Patriot Power Generator 1500 Watt due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in November 2014 for about $2000.
About 2,000 units are involved in this (s)Lekker 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 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 800,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The battery sold with the generator can catch fire, posing a fire hazard to the user or bystanders.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall involves the 1,500 watt Patriot Power Generators. The generators were sold in black or dark blue with "Patriot Power Generator" printed on the right side of the unit. The recalled generators have serial numbers U14040001 through U14041092 and U14110001 through U14111092 printed on a sticker in the upper right hand corner of the rear panel of the unit. The generators measure about 18 inches long by 10 inches wide by 12 inches tall.
These items were sold new+ exclusively online byOnline at www.4patriots.com from November 2014 through April 2015 for about $2,000.
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 4Patriots for instructions on receiving a free replacement generator.
4Patriots at 800-680-8504 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.lekkerproducts.com and click on "Recall Notice" for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Lekker has received 13 reports of generator fires, two reports of generators that began to smoke and one report of an unusual noise or odor from the generator. No injuries 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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