Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Safety Alert

Lekker Recalls Patriot Power Generators Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively Online at 4Patriots.com

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: Patriot Power Generator 1500 watt

Hazard: The battery sold with the generator can catch fire, posing a fire hazard to the user or bystanders.

Remedy: Replace

Consumer Contact: 4Patriots at 800-680-8504 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday or online at www.lekkerproducts.com and click on "Recall Notice" for more information.

Units: About 2,200

Description: The recall involves the 1,500 watt Patriot Power Generators. The generators were sold in black or dark blue with "Patriot Power Generator" printed on the right side of the unit. The recalled generators have serial numbers U14040001 through U14041092 and U14110001 through U14111092 printed on a sticker in the upper right hand corner of the rear panel of the unit. The generators measure about 18 inches long by 10 inches wide by 12 inches tall.

Incidents/Injuries: Lekker has received 13 reports of generator fires, two reports of generators that began to smoke and one report of an unusual noise or odor from the generator. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact 4Patriots for instructions on receiving a free replacement generator.

Sold at: Online at www.4patriots.com from November 2014 through April 2015 for about $2,000.

Importer: Lekker LLC, of Lindon, Utah

Manufactured in: China