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Safety Alert

Kohler Power Systems Recalls Portable Generators Due to Shock 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Kohler portable generators

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

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Kohler Power Systems toll-free at 866-667-4835 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or email generator.feedback@kohler.com or online at http://power.kohler.com, and click "Contact Us" on the upper-right side of the page.

Units: About 7,000 (in addition, about 230 were sold in Canada)

Description: 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. These 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

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

Sold at: Authorized Kohler distributors and dealers from June 2014 through May 2016 for between $740 and $1,400.

Manufacturers: Sumec Machinery & Electric Co. Ltd., of China

Distributor: Kohler Power Systems of Kohler, Wis.

Manufactured in: China