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Safety Alert

Kohler Recalls Automatic Transfer Switches for Kohler Generators 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Kohler 100-amp service-entrance automatic transfer switches

Hazard: The transfer switch can fail and overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Kohler at 800-892-7709 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, email at generator.feedback@kohler.com or online at www.kohlergenerators.com and click on "Voluntary Recall" for more information.

Units: About 6,600

Description: This recall involves Kohler 100-amp service entrance rated automatic transfer switches used with Kohler brand residential and commercial generators. "Kohler" is printed on the outside panel. Model number RXT-JFNC 100ASE and the serial number are printed on a nameplate located on the inside cover of the unit.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact an authorized Kohler service representative or Kohler directly to schedule a free repair.

Sold at: Authorized Kohler distributors and dealers nationwide from February 2012 through January 2018 for about $530.

Manufacturer: Kohler Power Systems, of Kohler, Wis.

Importer: Kohler Power Systems, of Kohler, Wis.

Distributor: Kohler Power Systems, of Kohler, Wis.

Manufactured In: United States