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Powermate Generators Recall to Repair by Pramac America Due to Fire Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot

 Powermate Generators Recall to Repair by Pramac America Due to Fire Hazard;
                        Sold Exclusively at Home Depot

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2012

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop
using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise
instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer


Recall Summary
Name of product: Powermate Sx 5500 portable generators
Hazard: The fuel filter on this generator allows gasoline to leak, posing a
fire hazard.
Remedy: Repair
Consumer Contact: Pramac America LLC at (800) 445-1805 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
CT Monday through Friday or and click on the Generator tab
and then the Expert Advice followed by the Service Notification link for more

Recall Details
Units: About 7,700
Description: The recalled portable generators have "Powermate 5500" printed on
the side of the black generator with wheels. These generators were sold under
the model name Sx5500 and model number PM0125500. Both are printed on a plate
on the rear of the generators with serial numbers of the recalled units
ranging from K003xxxxxQ through K090xxxxxQ.  
Incidents/Injuries: Pramac America has received 51 reports of fuel filter
leakage. No fires or injuries have been reported.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these recalled portable generators and
contact Pramac America to receive a free repair kit including a replacement
filter, hose and hose clamps for fuel line.
Sold exclusively at: Home Depot stores in northeast, mid-west and southeast
United States from February 2012 through August 2012 for about $550.
Importer:  Pramac America LLC, of Kearney, Neb.
Manufacturer:  Am Pride Chongqing Senci IMP & EXP Trade Co., of China
Manufactured in:  China

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in
receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this
product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please
tell us about your experience with the product on

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 584-3648
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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