Powermate Generators Recall to Repair by Pramac America Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot

The fuel filter on the Powermate Sx 5500 portable generator allows gasoline to leak.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: November 13, 2012
Recall number: 13-036
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    Powermate Generator w/fuel filter identification

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    Rear view of Powermate Generators

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    Powermate information plate on rear of generator

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Powermate Sx 5500 portable generators


The fuel filter on this generator allows gasoline to leak, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:

Pramac America LLC at (800) 445-1805 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or www.powermate.com and click on the Generator tab and then the Expert Advice followed by the Service Notification link for more information.

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details


About 7700


The recalled portable generators have "Powermate 5500" printed on the side of the black generator with wheels. These generators were sold under the model name Sx5500 and model number PM0125500. Both are printed on a plate on the rear of the generators with serial numbers of the recalled units ranging from K003xxxxxQ through K090xxxxxQ.


Pramac America has received 51 reports of fuel filter leakage. No fires or injuries have been reported.


Consumers should stop using these recalled portable generators and contact Pramac America to receive a free repair kit including a replacement filter, hose and hose clamps for fuel line.

Sold exclusively at

Home Depot stores in northeast, mid-west and southeast United States from February 2012 through August 2012 for about $550.


Pramac America LLC, of Kearney, Neb.


Am Pride Chongqing Senci IMP & EXP Trade Co., of China

Manufactured in


  • Powermate Generator w/fuel filter identification

  • Rear view of Powermate Generators

  • Powermate information plate on rear of generator