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Recall: Subaru Portable Generators


On 2013-07-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Subaru Portable Generators due to a potential fire and burn hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2011 for about $920 to $1800.

About 4,000 units are involved in this Robin America 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 2013. Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls, involving about 300,000 product units.

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Subaru Portable Generators
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (866) 664-1363

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What is the problem?

The fuel tank can leak, posing a fire or burn hazard.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recalled portable gasoline generators are Subaru models SGX3500, SGX5000 and SGX7500. They have yellow fuel tanks and black frames with collapsible handles. The word "Subaru" is on the fuel tank and is on the control panel under the Subaru logo. The Product, or Spec, number and serial number are on the end of the fuel tank above the wheels. Generators with the following product numbers and serial numbers are being recalled:     

Model No.

Prod/Spec No.


Serial No.



3500-watt generator

1000243 to 1000481

1000723 to 1000962

1000988 to 1001745



5000-watt generator

1000665 to 1000875

1001089 to 1001300

1001326 to 1002049

1002506 to 1002929



7500-watt generator

1000229 to 1000427

1000629 to 1000828

1000889 to 1001937

1001950 to 1002150

1002823 to 1003216

This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at

These items were sold new+ at Authorized Subaru Power Equipment dealers nationwide, including authorized internet dealers, between September 2011 and January 2013 for approximately $920 to $1800.  

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 generators and contact Robin America to schedule a free repair.

Robin America Inc., toll-free at (866)664-1363 from 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online and click on Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Robin America has received four reports of fuel leakage. No injuries or property damage have been reported.     

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+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


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