Safety Alert Number 0810193


Portable Generators Recalled by General Power
Products Due to Fire Hazard
Release #09-009
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 428-3769
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Portable Generators Recalled by General Power Products Due to Fire Hazard
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: Portable Generators
Units: About 13,000
Importer: General Power Products LLC, of Loveland, Ohio
Hazard: The generator's fuel valve can be damaged by the cover plate during shipment and cause a fuel leak and fuel spillage
during use, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: General Power Products has received 14 reports of damaged fuel valves. No injuries have been reported. Description: This recall includes the General Power Products 6000 Watt portable generator and the Poulan Pro 6000 Watt portable
generator with serial numbers 060400483 through 060600725. The serial number is stamped on the engine block which is located
on the front of the engine below the generator's control panel. "General Power Products" and "6000 Generator" are printed on the
side of the General Power Products generator. "Poulan Pro" and "6000 watts" are printed on the side of the Poulan Pro generator. Sold at: Hardware and home improvement stores primarily located in Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio and Texas from June 2008
through September 2008 for between $600 and $800. Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the generators and contact General Power Products to determine if the
generator's fuel valve is damaged and, if it is, to receive a free repair kit and instructions. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact General Power Products toll-free at (877) 428-3769 24 hours a day, seven
days a week, or visit the firm's Web site at www.generalpowerproducts.com
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09009.html