RECALL: Portable Generator Fire Hazard

Posted on Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 8:41 am    

Hurricane season (and tailgating season) are over but you may have picked one of these up along the way.  Please check your generator to see if it is affected by the latest recall.  The latest recall involves a Westinghouse Portable Generator Model IGen2500 which is being recalled due to a fire hazard.  Please click this link from the Consumer Product Safety Commission for more information.

Do you use a generator in the Grove? North Mississippians need to pay attention as well since this is an item commonly used for tailgating before football games to power electronics.

Here is the Description:

This recall involves Westinghouse iGen2500 and iPro2500 portable inverter generators used to power appliances, cell phones or other electronic devices. The iGen2500 has a bright blue plastic cover and has “Westinghouse iGen2500” printed in white lettering on the side and on the front of the generator. The Westinghouse iPro2500 has a plastic gray cover. “Westinghouse iPro2500” is printed in white lettering on the side and front of the generator. The number of watts is also printed on the side. It reads 2200 Running Watts and 2500 Peak Watts. The generators measure about 20 inches long by 18 wide inches by 11 inches tall. They weigh about 49 pounds.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has a list of recalls that is good to pay attention to:  CPSC.GOV.  Check this site regularly when purchasing products and checking on previously posted recalls.

If you suffer an injury or property loss due to a defective product, call an attorney and ask them to investigate right away.  Its important to investigate quickly and preserve evidence that your case may depend on.  It won’t cost you anything to see if a lawyer can help you and our office can be reached at 662.533.9111.