Generac is recalling about 64,000 generators in the middle of hurricane season

Generac is recalling about 64,000 generators in the middle of hurricane season

Consumer Product Safety Commission

Generac has recalled about 64,000 of its portable generators after reports of overheating resulting in severe burns.



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Amid this year’s devastating hurricane season, with generators in high demand, Generac Power Systems recalled about 64,000 of its portable generators after more than two dozen reports of overheating, some of which resulted in severe burns. Consumer Product Safety Commission He said in a statement.

The Wisconsin company has received more than two dozen reports of generators overheating and fuel being compressed or expelled when opened. The committee said that at least three incidents resulted in serious burn injuries.

“The fuel tank of the recalled generators could fail to properly vent from the overturn valve, causing the gas tank to build up pressure and expel fuel when opened, posing a fire and burn risk,” the commission said. The group advises people to immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact them Generac for a free repair kit.

CNN has reached out to Generac for comment.

The generators in question were sold “from April 2011 through June 2023 for between $3,300 and $3,650” at most home improvement stores, the commission said.

Thursday’s recall comes during hurricane season, when many people turn to generators in the wake of a storm to power their homes.

These years Hurricane season Across the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea extend from June 1 to November 30. Tens of thousands of people are currently living without power as post-Tropical Cyclone Lee continues to bring rain, wind and flooding to parts of Canada’s Atlantic provinces.

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when Hurricane Idalia When the hurricane made landfall in Florida at the end of August, it left hundreds of thousands of people without power.

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