3,000 generators recalled for safety hazards

Quebec-based Outillages King Canada is recalling about 3,000 generators because they pose serious safety hazards to users, the safety certification group CSA International said Friday.

The recall affects the following models:

  • Gasoline-powered generators, model KCG-950G. Some units might be marked with the file numbers 223771, KCG-3000G, or KCG-6500GE.
  • Diesel-powered generators, model KCG-5000DES. Some units might bear the file number LR 76429 or 174325.

CSA International says the generators were manufactured using uncertified parts that may present a shock or fire hazard. The units were also incorrectly marked with the U.S. designation, CSA said, and some generators may contain circuit breakers stamped with counterfeit trademarks.

People are advised to stop using generators immediately and contact the company at 1-866-444-2580.

CSA International