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MWE Investments recalls Westinghouse portable generators

The generators can leak fuel, posing a fire and burn hazard

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MWE Investments of Columbus, Ohio, is recalling about 7,500 Dual Fuel Portable Generators.

The generators can leak fuel, posing a fire and burn hazard.

The firm has received 26 reports of fuel leaking from the fuel valve. No fires, injuries or property damage have been reported.

This recall involves Westinghouse WGen5300DFv Dual Fuel Portable Generators and Westinghouse iGen4500DF Dual Fuel Inverter Portable Generators with manufacture dates from October 2019 through December 2019. The dual fuel generators can run on gasoline or propane.

The WGen5300DFv has a bright blue and black metal exterior and has “Westinghouse” and “WGen5300DFv” printed in white lettering on the control panel on the side of the generator. The generator has a fold down handle and wheels for portability, measures about 23.3 inches long by 20 inches wide inches by 19.29 inches tall without its wheel kit and weighs about 129 pounds.

The iGen4500DF has a bright blue plastic cover and has “Westinghouse iGen4500DF” printed in white lettering on both side panels. It measures about 29.7 inches long by 19.7 wide inches by 22 inches tall and weighs about 105 pounds.

Affected units will have one of the following serial numbers, which can be found on the unit’s back panel (the “x” fields are specific to individual units):

  • 04511A1019xxxxxxxxx
  • 04511A1219xxxxxxxxx
  • 5311A1219xxxxxxxxx

The generators were manufactured in China and Vietnam.

The WGen500DFv was sold at Sam’s Club nationwide and online at SamsClub.com.

The iGen4500DF was sold online at amazon.com, homedepot.com, lowes.com, electricgeneratorsdirect.com, powerequipmentdirect.com, norwall.com, and other online locations.

The generators were sold from January 2020, through May 2020, for between $450 and $1,050, depending on the model.

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) 944-4796 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email info@wpowereq.com, or online at www.westinghouseoutdoorpower.com and click on “Product Safety” located at the bottom of the page.

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