Subaru Portable Generator Recall Issued Due to Fire Hazard
About 4,600 Subaru portable gasoline generators have been recalled from stores, due to problems with leaking fuel tanks.
The Subaru portable generator recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on July 23, after at least four reports of leaks were received.
Although there have been no injuries or property damage reports associated with the leaks, the CPSC warns that they pose a serious risk for fires and burns.
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The recall affects Subaru portable gasoline generators with model numbers SGX3500, SGX5000 and SGX7500. The numbers in the model number is the same as the wattage for the generator. The recalled generators have yellow fuel tanks with the word “Subaru,” black frames and collapsible handles. The Subaru logo is also on the control panel. Product or Spec. numbers can be found on the end of the fuel tank above the wheels, along with the serial number. A complete list of serial numbers affected by the recall is available in the recall notice.
The generators were sold at authorized Subaru Power Equipment dealers nationwide and through the internet. The generators were sold between September 2011 and January 2013 for between $920 and $1,800. The generators were manufactured in China by Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Tokyo. About 4,100 were sold in the U.S. and about 490 units were sold in Canada.
The CPSC recommends that consumers who purchased the affected generators call Robin America In. toll-free at (866) 664-1363 or go online to www.subarupower.com and click on Recall at the bottom of the page.
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