Generac Portable Generators recalled due to Fire and Burn Hazard
Stop using and shut off the recalled product and contact Generac for a free repair kit.
This recall involves Generac Portable Generators type GP15000E, with model numbers G0057341, G0057342, 005734R1, and 005734R2, and type GP17500E, with model numbers G0057351, G0057352, 005735R1, and 005735R2. “Generac” and the unit type are printed on both sides of the tank and on the control panel of the generators. The model number is printed on a label on the heat shield between the engine and alternator of the generator. Consumers can also visit www.generac.com/service-support/product-support-lookup to see if their specific unit type and model number are included in this recall. Unit type and model numbers include:
|G0057341 G0057342 005734R1 005734R2
|G0057351 G0057352 005735R1 005735R2
The recalled generators can fail to vent adequately from the rollover valve, causing the gas tank to build up excess pressure and expel fuel when opened, posing fire and burn hazards.
As of September 11, 2023 the company has received no reports of overheating and pressurizing or expelling fuel when opened and no reports of injury in Canada. In the United States, the company has 27 reports of overheating and pressurizing or expelling fuel when opened, including 3 incidents resulting in severe burn injures.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact Generac for a free repair kit.
For more information, consumers can contact Generac by telephone at 1-888-391-0503 from 8 am to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company website at https://www.generac.com/about-us/product-recall-notifications/GP15000-GP17500-recall
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Generac.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.
The company reported that 97 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and 64,194 were sold in the United States.
Time Period Sold
The affected products were sold from April 2011 to June 2023.
Place of Origin
Manufactured in United States