Voluntary recall of Chinese-made portable generators in the US and Canada
Recently, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada and Robin America Inc. jointly announced a voluntary recall of Chinese-made portable generators. According to statistics, the number of recalled goods is about 4,590 (including about 4,100 in the US and 490 in Canada). The reason for the recall is that the generator fuel tank is prone to leakage, which may cause fire or burn to the user.
The recalled items are the Subaru SGX3500, SGX5000 and SGX7500 portable gasoline generators, yellow fuel tanks, black frames, and folding handlebars. “Subaru” is marked on the fuel tank and control panel. The product model and serial number are marked on the bottom of the fuel tank and above the wheel. The model number, product model, product description and serial number are:
The portable generator was sold at the authorized Subaru Power Equipment dealership in the United States from September 2011 to January 2013. The unit price is about 920-1800 US dollars/unit; it was sold in Canada from September 2011 to May 2013.
To date, Robin America Inc. has received four reports of fuel tank leaks, no injuries or property damage. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada advise consumers to stop using the recalled generator immediately and contact Robin America Inc. for free maintenance.