WASHINGTON – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of a portable generator sold exclusively at Costco stores.
The recall applies to about 8,600 units manufactured by Champion Power Equipment. The commission says there have been 11 reports of fuel leaking from the generators, including eight reports of fires associated with the leaks and two reports of property damage.
The recalled models are described as having a black frame with black and yellow control panels, a bar handle and two wheels. The recall applies to model numbers 41332 and 41532.
The commission says affected customers should stop using the generators and call Champion for a free repair kit that can be installed by a dealer. Customers also can return the unit to Costco for a full refund.