WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Powermate Sx 5500 portable generators
Units: About 7700
Importer: Pramac America LLC, of Kearney, Neb.
Manufacturer: Am Pride Chongqing Senci IMP & EXP Trade Co., of China
Hazard: The fuel filter on this generator allows gasoline to leak, posing a fire hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Pramac America has received 51 reports of fuel filter leakage. No fires or injuries have been reported.
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.
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
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.
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.