Recall: Poulan Pro Generators
On 2011-01-20, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Poulan Pro Generators due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2010 for about $600 to $1000.
About 600 units are involved in this Husqvarna 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 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 300,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 257-6921
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What is the problem?
The carburetor can fail allowing gasoline to leak, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves gas-powered Poulan Pro Generators designed for residential use. Models included in the recall are: PP4300, PP6600, PP6600E and PP7600E, all serial numbers. The generator's model number can be found on the front of the fuel tank on the Serial Number Plate. The generators are black and marigold color, measure 21.5" H x 26.6" L x 21.3" range from 4.4 to 7.6 KW with two handles and two wheels.
These items were sold new+ at Poulan Pro and Husqvarna authorized dealers nationwide from July 2010 through September 2010 for between $600 and $1,000.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact Husqvarna to arrange a free repair.
For more information or to schedule a free repair, contact Husqvarna toll-free at (877)257-6921 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also visit the firm's website at www.husqvarna.us/december2010Alert
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received four reports of fuel leakage. 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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