Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Subaru Portable Gasoline Generators Recalled by Robin America Due to Fire, Burn Hazards

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: Portable Generators

Hazard: The fuel tank can leak, posing a fire or burn hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Robin America Inc., toll-free at (866) 664-1363 from 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online www.subarupower.com and click on Recall at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units: About 4,100 units in the United States and 490 units in Canada

Description: The recalled portable gasoline generators are Subaru models SGX3500, SGX5000 and SGX7500. They have yellow fuel tanks and black frames with collapsible handles. The word "Subaru" is on the fuel tank and is on the control panel under the Subaru logo. The Product, or Spec, number and serial number are on the end of the fuel tank above the wheels. Generators with the following product numbers and serial numbers are being recalled:

Model No.

Prod/Spec No.


Serial No.



3500-watt generator

1000243 to 1000481

1000723 to 1000962

1000988 to 1001745



5000-watt generator

1000665 to 1000875

1001089 to 1001300

1001326 to 1002049

1002506 to 1002929



7500-watt generator

1000229 to 1000427

1000629 to 1000828

1000889 to 1001937

1001950 to 1002150

1002823 to 1003216


Incidents/Injuries: Robin America has received four reports of fuel leakage. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the generators and contact Robin America to schedule a free repair.

Sold at: Authorized Subaru Power Equipment dealers nationwide, including authorized internet dealers, between September 2011 and January 2013 for approximately $920 to $1800.

Importer: Robin America Inc., of Lake Zurich, Ill.

Manufacturer: Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., of Tokyo

Manufactured in: China