Westinghouse generators could overheat, catch fire

4,500 generators recalled by MWE Investments over fire hazard

About 4,500 portable generators are being recalled because they pose a fire hazard, according to a release from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The Westinghouse iGEN2500 and iPro2500 portable generators were manufactured by MWE Investments to power appliances, cellphones and other electronic devices.

According to the commission, the company has received four reports of the generators overheating and catching fire. No injuries have been reported.

The iGen2500 has a bright blue plastic cover and has “Westinghouse iGen2500” printed in white lettering on the side and on the front of the generator. 

The Westinghouse iPro2500 has a plastic gray cover. “Westinghouse iPro2500” is printed in white lettering on the side and front of the generator. The number of watts is also printed on the side. It reads 2200 Running Watts and 2500 Peak Watts. 

The generators measure about 20 inches long by 18 wide inches by 11 inches tall. They weigh about 49 pounds.

They were sold online by several major retailers from June to October this year for between $580 and $600.

Consumers are urged to stop using the generators immediately and call MWE Investments to arrange a free repair.

The company can be reached toll-free at 855-944-3571 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email a info@wpowereq.com, or online at www.westinghouseportablepower.com and click on “Product Safety” located at the top of the page.

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A Jacksonville native and proud University of North Florida alum, Francine Frazier has been with News4Jax since 2014 after spending nine years at The Florida Times-Union.