Recalled Product Name/Brand/ID

Generac Portable Generators

Recall Product Images

  • Recalled Generac GP15000E Portable Generator
  • Recalled Generac GP17500E Portable Generator

Potential Risks or Issues

  • The recalled generators’ fuel tank can fail to vent adequately from the rollover valve, causing the gas tank to build up excess pressure and expel fuel when opened, posing fire and burn hazards.

Has Anyone Been Injured?

  • Generac has received reports of 27 incidents of the generators overheating and pressurizing or expelling fuel when opened, including three incidents resulting in severe burn injuries.

About the Recall

This recall involves Generac Portable Generators type GP15000E, with model numbers G0057341, G0057342, 005734R1, and 005734R2, and type GP17500E, with model numbers G0057351, G0057352, 005735R1, and 005735R2. “Generac” and the unit type are printed on both sides of the tank and on the control panel of the generators. The model number is printed on a label on the heat shield between the engine and alternator of the generator. Consumers can also visit https://www.generac.com/about-us/product-recall-notifications/GP15000-GP17500-recall to see if their specific unit type and model number are included in this recall. Unit type and model numbers include:

  • Unit Type Model Numbers
  • GP15000E G0057341 G0057342 005734R1 005734R2
  • GP17500E G0057351 G0057352 005735R1 005735R2

Where to Find Unique Identification of this Product

  • The model number is printed on a label on the heat shield between the engine and alternator of the generator.

How Many Units Are Affected?

  • About 64,000 units

Affected Batch/Date Range

No specific batch or date range information provided.

Who is the Distributor(s)?

No distributor information provided.

Places Where Recalled Product was Sold

  • Major home improvement and hardware stores nationwide and on various websites

Where was This Manufactured?

  • Manufactured by Generac Power Systems Inc., of Waukesha, Wisconsin

Actions for Consumers

  • Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators
  • Contact Generac for a free repair kit

Remedy Process

  • Consumers should contact Generac toll-free at 888-391-0503 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday
  • Online information is available at www.generac.com/GPenhancements or www.generac.com, click on “Important Recall Information” at the top of the page for more information

Additional Information

Regulatory Compliance

No specific regulatory compliance information provided.

How Can I Protect Myself From Falling Victim?

  • Immediately stop using the recalled generators
  • Contact Generac for a free repair kit

Final Thought

It is important for consumers to take immediate action if they own one of the recalled Generac Portable Generators. The identified fire and burn hazards pose serious risks, and it is crucial to follow the remedy process provided by Generac to ensure safety.