Safety Alert Number 0701002


DEWALT Recalls Portable Generators Due to Electric Shock Hazard

Release #07-072
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 742-9108
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: DEWALT DG2900 Portable Generators
Units: About 13,000
Manufacturer: DEWALT Industrial Tool Co. , of Towson, Md. Manufactured in: Japan

Hazard: A ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) installed on the generator could fail to operate properly, posing a risk of electric shock to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves DEWALT DG2900 2900 watt gasoline-powered generators with date codes 200150 through 200635. The generators are black and yellow. "DEWALT" and "DG2900" are printed on the generator. The date code is stamped on the right side of the unit on the black plastic covering the rear of the control panel. Units with an "R" stamped on the name plate are not affected by this recall. Sold by: Major home center and hardware stores nationwide from December 2001 through November 2006 for between $900 and $1,000.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the generators immediately and contact DEWALT to arrange for a free inspection and, if necessary, free repair.

Customer Contact: For more information, contact DEWALT toll-free at (888) 742-9108 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at:

http://www.DEWALT.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07072.html