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By Miriam Raftery

December 8, 2017 (Washington D.C.) – The Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced that Westinghouse Portable Generators have been recalled by MWE Investments because they can overheat, posing a fire hazard: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/Westinghouse-Portable-Generators-Recalled-by-MWE-Investments-Due-to-Fire-Hazard.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact MWE Investments to arrange for  free repair. The products, made in China and distributed by MWE Invetments of Ohio, were sold online through Amazon.com, Walmart.com, HomeDepot.com, Houzz.com, Menards.com, PowerEquipmentDirect.com, Climate Right.com, and APelectricgenerators.com from June-October 2017 at a cost of about $600.\

Consumer Contact: 

MWE Investments toll-free at 855-944-3571 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email info@wpowereq.com , or online at www.westinghouseportablepower.com and click on “Product Safety” located at the top of the page.


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 firm has received four reports of the recalled generators overheating and catching on fire. No injuries have been reported.


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I have used Honda generators for years, when camping or to run my refrigerator when the electricity was out. They are quiet and use little fuel. Never add gas when the generator is running, store gasoline on your porch or patio.
Generators can overheat if you exceed the recommended watts.