Patriot Power Generators from Lekker Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
the company has received 13 reports of generator fires
An emergency preparedness product is now subject to a recall from Lekker due to a fire risk.
The company is recalling its 500-watt Patriot Power Generators. The battery sold with the generator can catch fire, posing a fire hazard to the user or bystanders. About 2,200 generators are included in the recall.
The generators were sold in black or dark blue with Patriot Power Generator printed on the right side of the unit. The recalled generators have serial numbers U14040001 through U14041092 and U14110001 through U14111092 printed on a sticker in the upper right hand corner of the rear panel of the unit. The generators measure about 18 inches long by 10 inches wide by 12 inches tall.
Lekker has received 13 reports of generator fires, two reports of generators that began to smoke, and one report of an unusual noise or odor from the generator. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled item was sold exclusively at 4Patriots.com. It was available from November 2014 through April 2015 for about $2,000.
Owners should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact 4Patriots for instructions on receiving a free replacement.
Consumers with questions about this recall can contact 4Patriots at (800) 680-8504.