FIRMAN Portable Generator recalled due to potential gas leak

Starting date:
May 2, 2019
Posting date:
May 2, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Flammability Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-69828

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: FIRMAN Portable Generator, Model P03615
  • Issue: The portable generator may have a gas leak, posing a potential toxic or flammability hazard.
  • What to do: Immediately stop using the product and return it to a Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. location for a full refund or take the recalled generator to a FIRMAN service center for a free inspection and repair.

Affected products

FIRMAN Portable Generator- Model P03615

Product description

This recall involves the FIRMAN black and yellow generator with model number P03615.  The model number is shown on the white nameplate on the top right side of the generator as you face the "FIRMAN" label on the front. 

Hazard identified

A small hole in the vapor vent line of the generator could potentially leak, vent or drip gas from the carbon canister, posing a toxic or flammability hazard.

As of April 24, 2019, the company has received no reports of leaks in Canada, and no reports of injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 93 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from December 2018 to March 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Retailer
Costco Wholesale Canada Limited
Ottawa
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
FIRMAN Power Equipment
Peoria
Arizona
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to a Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. location for a full refund or take the recalled generator to a FIRMAN service center for a free inspection and repair. Consumers can return online Costco Canada purchases to a Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. location or by completing an online return form .

For more information, consumers can contact Firman Power Equipment by telephone toll-free at 1-844-459-8457 or visit the company's website .

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website.You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.