Portable Generator Recall Issued Amid Reports of Fuel Leaks

About 12,000 All Power portable gasoline generators are being recalled due to a safety issue concerning faulty fuel tanks, which may leak, catch fire or cause the generators to explode. 

The portable generator recall was announced by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) August 25, indicating that All Power generators manufactured by J.D. North America Corp. may have a faulty gas tank that could leak, with the potential to cause fires and explosions.

So far, the Charlotte, North Carolina based manufacturer has received 21 reports of fuel leaking from the portable generators. However, no injuries or property damage have been reported.

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The recall affects more than 12,000 portable generators sold in the U.S. and another 300 generators sold in Mexico. The generators are red with a black fuel tank on top of unit. The recall applies to units with model number APGG6000, rated at 6,000 watts with UPC code 8 4676600055 3 and serial numbers JD29014S18035 through JD29014U020742; and model number APGG7500, rated at 7,500 watts with UPC code 8 4676600056 0 and serial numbers JD42014S16027 through JD42014T210606.

The model number is located on both sides of the unit and the UPC and serial numbers are found on the silver plate on the upper right hand-side of the back side panel of the unit.

The portable generators were manufactured in China and sold at Big Sandy Superstores, Family Farm & Home Inc., Home Owners Bargain Outlet, Mills Fleet Farm Corp., Nexcom West Coast and other retail stores nationwide from March 2014 to May 2016. The generators were also sold online at bluestem.com, BrandsmartUSA.com, HomeDepot.com, hoboonline.com, jbtoolsales.com and other online retailers. The generators retailed for between $150 and $725.

The manufacturer is calling on customers to stop using the units immediately and to contact J.D. North America to receive a free replacement fuel tank, as well as installation. Customers can contact J.D. North America at 844-287-4655 or by visiting www.allpoweramerica.com to receive more information about how to receive a replacement gas tank for the recalled generators.


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