The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says 11 reports of leaking generators have been filed, including 8 reports of generators catching fire.
The recalled generators were sold exclusively at Costco Wholesale stores nationwide from December 2011 through July 2012 for about $700. Model numbers affected in the recall:
- #41532 — 9,000 watt/7,000 watt wireless remote electric start portable generator
- #41332 — 8,250 watt/6,500 watt wireless remote electric start portable generator
If you own a recalled generator, stop using it and contact Champion for a free repair kit that should be installed by an authorized dealer. You also can return the unit to Costco for a full refund.