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Portable generators sold at Costco recalled over fire risk

This photo shows Champion Power Equipment's portable generator, Model 41332, which is one of two models that has been recalled due to a fire hazard.

November 2, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Portable generators made by Santa Fe Springs-based Champion Power Equipment are voluntarily being recalled.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said fuel can leak from the carburetor, causing a fire. The company said 8,600 units were sold exclusively at Costco from December 2011 through July 2012 for about $699.

This recall involves two models that have a black frame with black and yellow control panels, a bar handle and two wheels. The model numbers are 41332 and 41532.

Consumers should stop using the recalled generators. The products may be returned to Costco for a full refund.

Champion Power Equipment can be reached at (855) 236-9424.