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Powermate portable generators recalled due to fire hazard

Powermate portable generators recalled due to fire hazard

Pramac America LLC, of Kearney, Neb., has recalled about 7,700 of its Powermate Sx 5500 portable generators because the fuel filter on this generator allows gasoline to leak, posing a fire hazard.

The recalled portable generators were sold at Home Depot for about $550 from February through August 2012. Pramac America has received 51 reports of fuel filter leakage, but no fires or injuries.

“Powermate 5500″ is printed on the side of the black generator with wheels. These generators were sold under model name Sx5500 and model number PM0125500. Both are printed on a plate on the rear of the generators. Serial numbers of the recalled generators range from K003xxxxxQ through K090xxxxxQ.

The Powermate portable generator Sx5500 is not in our Ratings. To avoid buying a subpar generator check out our generator buying guide.

If you have one of these recalled generators stop using it and contact Pramac America to get a free repair kit, which includes a replacement filter, hose, and hose clamps for the fuel line.

For more information call Pramac America LLC at 800-445-1805, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit powermate.com, click on the Generator tab, and then the Expert Advice followed by the Service Notification link for more information.

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Source:
Powermate Generators Recall to Repair by Pramac America Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot [CPSC]

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