Portable Generators Recalled by Cummins Power Generation Due to Fire Hazard
January 25, 2011
On May 25, 2010 Cummins Power Generation, of Minneapolis, Minn. recalled approximately 550 portable generators which were manufactured by Loncin Industries Ltd., of China. The reason for the recall is fuel can leak through the carburetor during normal usage, posing a fire hazard to consumers. They have received 25 reports of fuel leakage. No injuries or property damage have been reported.
This recall involves Cummins Onan Portable Generators. “Cummins Onan” and the model number are printed on the front of the generator. The serial number is printed on the generator’s name plate. Only generators manufactured on or after June 2009 and before December 2009 are included in this recall.
This recall only involve generators with model numbers P5350, P5350c, P5450e, P5450ec and P5550e and with serial numbers starting with F09 through L09.
These units were sold by authorized dealers nationwide from June 2009 through February 2010 for between $700 and $1,100. They were manufactured in China.
If you have one of these generators, then you should immediately stop using it and contact Cummins for a full refund plus a $100 check. All known users have been contacted by Cummins.
For additional information, contact Cummins at (800) 344-0039 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit their Web site at www.cumminsonan.com/portable/
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