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

  • Powermate Generator w/fuel filter identification
  • Rear view of Powermate Generators
  • Powermate information plate on rear of generator
Name of Product:
Powermate Sx 5500 portable generators
Hazard:
The fuel filter on this generator allows gasoline to leak, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Repair
Replace
Recall Date:
November 13, 2012
Units:
About 7700
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.

Recall Details

Description:

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.

Remedy:

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.

Incidents/Injuries:

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

Sold Exclusively At:
Home Depot stores in northeast, mid-west and southeast United States from February 2012 through August 2012 for about $550.
Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
13-036
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