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Portable Generator Labels

Final Rule: Jan. 12, 2007
Effective Date: May 14, 2007

This rule requires manufacturers to label portable generators with performance and technical data related to performance and safety. The required warning label informs purchasers that:

  • "Using a generator indoors CAN KILL YOU IN MINUTES;" 
  • "Generator exhaust contains carbon monoxide. This is a poison you cannot see or smell;"
  • "NEVER use inside a home or garage, EVEN IF doors and windows are open;"
  • "Only use OUTSIDE and far away from windows, doors, and vents."
  • The warning label also includes pictograms.

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