Recalled Westinghouse Portable Generators Could Overheat and Catch Fire

The recalled generators were sold online through Amazon, Home Depot, Walmart, and other retailers

Recalled Westinghouse Portable Generators Could Overheat and Catch Fire
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December 12, 2017

Approximately 4,500 Westinghouse portable inverter generators are being recalled by MWE Investments. The affected generators can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

This recall involves Westinghouse iGen2500 and iPro2500 portable generators used to power appliances, cell phones, and other electronic devices.

Recalled Product Details

The iGen2500 has a bright blue plastic cover with 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 on the front. The wattage is also printed on the side of each generator—reading 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.

Where were they sold?

The recalled Westinghouse portable generators were sold online through Amazon, Home Depot, Walmart, and other retailers from June 2017 through October 2017 for between $580 and $600 each.

To date, MWE Investments has received four reports of the recalled generators overheating and catching on fire. No injuries have been reported.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact MWE Investments at (855) 944-3571 to arrange for a free repair.

Report an incident involving this product.