PhotoKohler Power Systems of Kohler, Wis., is recalling about 7,200 Kohler portable generators sold in the U.S. and Canada


The generators have a wiring error, which can result in an electrical shock risk if an electrical device is plugged into the generator.


No incidents or injuries have been reported.


This recall involves the following Kohler portable generator models: PRO3.7, PRO3.7E, PRO5.2, PRO5.2E, and GEN5.0 with Spec Number PA-GEN50-3003.


The generators have black frame assemblies and blue fuel tanks. The PRO3.7, PRO5.2 and GEN5.0 models have manual recoil start. The PRO3.7E and PRO5.2E have both manual recoil and electric start.


Only generators with serial number 4528733735 or lower, and a manufacture date prior to 06 2016, representing the months and year of manufacture, are included in this recall.


Model numbers, serial numbers, spec number and manufacturing date codes are on a silver label placed on each generator on the lower black frame assemblies.


The generators, manufactured in China, were sold at authorized Kohler distributors and dealers from June 2014, through May 2016, for between $740 and $1,400.


What to do


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact Kohler to schedule a free repair by the closest authorized dealer.


Consumers may contact Kohler Power Systems toll-free at 866-667-4835 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, by email at or online at, and click “Contact Us” on the upper-right side of the page.



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