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Westinghouse Portable Generators Recalled by MWE Investments Due to Fire Hazard

  • Recalled Westinghouse iGen2500 Portable Inverter Generator
  • Recalled Westinghouse iPro2500 Portable Inverter Generator
Name of Product:
Portable Inverter Generators
Hazard:

The portable generators can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
December 07, 2017
Units:
About 4,500
Consumer Contact

MWE Investments toll-free at 855-944-3571 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email info@wpowereq.com , or online at www.westinghouseportablepower.com and click on “Product Safety” located at the top of the page.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Westinghouse iGen2500 and iPro2500 portable inverter generators used to power appliances, cell phones or other electronic devices. The iGen2500 has a bright blue plastic cover and has “Westinghouse iGen2500” printed in white lettering on the side and on the front of the generator. The Westinghouse iPro2500 has a plastic gray cover. “Westinghouse iPro2500” is printed in white lettering on the side and front of the generator. The number of watts is also printed on the side. It reads 2200 Running Watts and 2500 Peak Watts. The generators measure about 20 inches long by 18 wide inches by 11 inches tall. They weigh about 49 pounds.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact MWE Investments to arrange for a free repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received four reports of the recalled generators overheating and catching on fire. No injuries have been reported.

Sold Exclusively At

Online at Amazon.com, apelectricgenerators.com, Climate Right.com, Homedepot.com, Houzz.com, Menards.com, PowerEquipmentDirect.com, and Walmart.com from June 2017 through October 2017 for between $580 and $600.

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

MWE Investments of Columbus, Ohio

Distributor(s):

MWE Investments of Columbus, Ohio

Recall number:
18-055
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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