Shock Hazard Triggers Recall of Kohler Portable Generators

A wiring error may result in an electrical shock if an electrical device is plugged into the generator

Shock Hazard Triggers Recall of Kohler Portable Generators
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August 9, 2016

Roughly 7,000 portable generators are being recalled by Kohler due to a shock hazard, plus an additional 230 sold in Canada.

The generators have a wiring error, which can result in an electrical shock risk if an electrical device is plugged into the generator.

This recall involves the following Kohler portable generator models: PRO3.7, PRO3.7E, PRO5.2, PRO5.2E, and GEN5.0 with Spec Number PA-GEN50-3003. These generators have black frame assemblies and blue fuel tanks. The PRO3.7, PRO5.2, and GEN5.0 models have manual recoil start. The PRO3.7E and PRO5.2E have both manual recoil and electric start. Only generators with serial number 4528733735 or lower and a manufacture date prior to 06/2016 are included in this recall. Model numbers, serial numbers, spec number, and manufacturing date codes are on a silver label placed on each generator on the lower black frame assemblies.

The generators were sold at authorized Kohler distributors and dealers from June 2014 through May 2016 for between $740 and $1,400.

Although no incidents or injuries relating to this recall have been reported, consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact Kohler to schedule a free repair by the closest authorized dealer.

Consumers with questions can reach Kohler at (866) 667-4835.