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Kohler Power Systems Recalls Portable Generators Due to Shock Hazard

  • Kohler PRO3.7 Portable Generator
  • Kohler PRO5.2 Portable Generator
  • Kohler GEN5.0 Portable Generator
  • Location of label with model number, serial number, and manufacturing date code
Name of Product:
Portable generators
Hazard:

The portable generators have a wiring error, which can result in an electrical shock risk if an electrical device is plugged into the generator.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
August 09, 2016
Units:
About 7,000 (in addition, about 230 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

Kohler Power Systems toll-free at 866-667-4835 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or email generator.feedback@kohler.com or online at http://power.kohler.com, and click "Contact Us" on the upper-right side of the page.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves the following Kohler portable generator models: PRO3.7, PRO3.7E, PRO5.2, PRO5.2E, and GEN5.0 with Spec Number PA-GEN50-3003. These generators have black frame assemblies and blue fuel tanks. The PRO3.7, PRO5.2 and GEN5.0 models have manual recoil start. The PRO3.7E and PRO5.2E have both manual recoil and electric start. Only generators with serial number 4528733735 or lower, and a manufacture date prior to 06 2016, representing the months and year of manufacture, are included in this recall. Model numbers, serial numbers, spec number and manufacturing date codes are on a silver label placed on each generator on the lower black frame assemblies.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact Kohler to schedule a free repair by the closest authorized dealer.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At

Authorized Kohler distributors and dealers from June 2014 through May 2016 for between $740 and $1,400.

Manufacturer(s):

Sumec Machinery & Electric Co. Ltd., of China

Manufactured In:
China
Distributor(s):

Kohler Power Systems of Kohler, Wis.

Recall number:
16-239
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