Dual-fuel generators recalled

November 5, 2020 By    

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a recall notice for about 7,500 Westinghouse dual-fuel generators due to the risk of fuel leaks, which pose a fire and burn hazard.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Photo courtesy of U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Importer MWE Investments of Columbus, Ohio, has received 26 reports of fuel leaking from the fuel valve. No fires, injuries or property damage had been reported.

The recall involves Westinghouse models WGen5300DFv dual-fuel portable generators and iGen4500DF dual-fuel inverter portable generators. The dual-fuel generators can run on gasoline or propane.

The WGen5300DFv has a bright blue and black metal exterior and has “Westinghouse” and “WGen5300DFv” printed in white lettering on the control panel, on the side of the generator. The generator has a fold-down handle and wheels for portability. It measures about 23.3 in. long by 20 in. wide by 19.29 in. tall without its wheel kit. The generator weighs about 129 pounds.

The iGen4500DF has a bright blue plastic cover and has “Westinghouse iGen4500DF” printed in white lettering on both side panels. The generator measures about 29.7 in. long by 19.7 in. wide by 22 in. tall. It weighs about 105 pounds.

Affected units will have one of the following serial numbers, which can be found on the unit’s back panel (the “x” fields are specific to individual units):

  • 04511A1019xxxxxxxxx
  • 04511A1219xxxxxxxxx
  • 5311A1219xxxxxxxxx

The WGen500DFv was sold at Sam’s Club nationwide and online at samsclub.com. The iGen4500DF was sold online at amazon.com, homedepot.com, lowes.com, electricgeneratorsdirect.com, powerequipmentdirect.com, norwall.com and other online locations.

The generators were sold from January 2020 through May 2020.

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

CPSC recognizes that remedies identified in recall notices may not be available at this time due to circumstances surrounding COVID-19. Consumers should check with the recalling firm for further details. CPSC and the recalling firm urge consumers not to use recalled products.

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