The recalled Westinghouse WGen5300DFv and iGen4500DF portable generators
The recalled Westinghouse WGen5300DFv (left) and iGen4500DF portable generators

Westinghouse has recalled about 7,500 dual-fuel generators because fuel can leak from the fuel filter, posing a fire hazard. Westinghouse has received 26 reports of the generators leaking fuel but no reports of fire or injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The generator recall applies to two models: the WGen5300DFv and iGen4500DF. The recall applies only to generators with a serial number that begins with 04511A1019, 04511A1219, or 5311A1219.

Consumer Reports has not tested either generator. 

Details of the Generator Recall

The recall: About 7,500 Westinghouse dual-fuel generators. The recall involves two models of the generator with specific serial numbers. The model numbers of the recalled units are WGen5300DFv and iGen4500DF and have a serial number that begins with 04511A1019, 04511A1219, or 5311A1219. The model number can be found in white lettering on both side panels of the generator. The serial number can be found on the back panel of the generator.

The risk: Fuel can leak from the fuel filter, posing a fire hazard. 

Incidents/injuries: Westinghouse has received 26 reports of fuel leaking but no reports of fire or injuries.

Where and when sold: Sam’s Club stores nationwide and online, as well as amazon.com, electricgeneratorsdirect.com, homedepot.com, lowes.com, norwall.com, powerequipmentdirect.com, and other online retailers from January 2020 through May 2020, for between $450 and $1,050, depending on the model.

The remedy: Stop using the recalled generator immediately and contact MWE Investments to arrange for a free repair. 

Contact information: Call MWE Investments (855-944-4796, info@wpowerq.com, or go to the Westinghouse product safety page

Report a defective product: Call the CPSC hotline at 800-638-2772 or go to SaferProducts.gov.