Kohler has voluntarily recalled 7,000 of its portable generators that have a wiring error, which can result in an electrical shock risk if an electrical device is plugged into the generator.
The recall involves these Kohler portable generator models:
PRO3.7, PRO3.7E, PRO5.2, PRO5.2E, and GEN5.0 with Spec Number PA-GEN50-3003.
They have black frame assemblies and blue fuel tanks; while 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 June 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 by authorized Kohler distributors from June 2014 through May 2016 and cost between $740 and $1,400.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact Kohler to schedule a free repair by the closest authorized dealer.
Consumer Contact: Kohler Power Systems toll-free at 866-667-4835 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or email email@example.com or online at http://power.kohler.com and click on 'Contact Us' on upper-right side of the page.