MWE Investments of Columbus, Ohio, is recalling about 4,500 Westinghouse portable inverter generators.
The generators can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
The company has received four reports of the recalled generators overheating and catching on fire. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves Westinghouse iGen2500 and iPro2500 portable inverter generators used to power appliances, cell phones or other electronic devices.
The iGen2500 has a bright blue plastic cover and has “Westinghouse iGen2500” printed in white lettering on the side and on the front of the generator.
The Westinghouse iPro2500 has a plastic gray cover. “Westinghouse iPro2500” is printed in white lettering on the side and front of the generator. The number of watts is also printed on the side. It reads 2200 Running Watts and 2500 Peak Watts.
The generators measure about 20 inches long by 18 wide inches by 11 inches tall and weigh about 49 pounds.
The generators, manufactured in China, were sold exclusively online at Amazon.com, apelectricgenerators.com, Climate Right.com, Homedepot.com, Houzz.com, Menards.com, PowerEquipmentDirect.com, and Walmart.com from June 2017, through October 2017, for between $580 and $600.
What to do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact MWE Investments to arrange for a free repair.
Consumers may contact MWE Investments toll-free at 855-944-3571 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at email@example.com, or online at www.westinghouseportablepower.com and click on “Product Safety” at the top of the page.
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