Pramac America LLC, of Kearney, Neb., has recalled its Powermate Sx 5500 portable generators. The generators were manufacturered by Am Pride Chongqing Senci IMP & EXP Trade Co., of China. The fuel filter on this generator allows gasoline to leak, posing a fire hazard. Pramac America has received 51 reports of fuel filter leakage. No fires or injuries have been reported. The recalled portable generators have “Powermate 5500” printed on the side of the black generator with wheels. These generators were sold under the model name Sx5500 and model number PM0125500. Both are printed on a plate on the rear of the generators with serial numbers of the recalled units ranging from K003xxxxxQ through K090xxxxxQ.

The generators were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores in the northeast, mid-west and southeast United States from February 2012 through August 2012 for about $550. Consumers should stop using these recalled portable generators and contact Pramac America to receive a free repair kit including a replacement filter, hose and hose clamps for fuel line. Contact Pramac America LLC at (800) 445-1805 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or www.powermate.com and click on the Generator tab and then the Expert Advice followed by the Service Notification link for more information.

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