DEWALT Industrial Tool Co., of Towson, Maryland, has recalled 13,000 DEWALT DG2900 Portable Generators. A ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) installed on the generator could fail to operate properly, posing a risk of electric shock to consumers. Thus far no incidents or injuries have been reported. The recall involves DEWALT DG2900 2900 watt gasoline-powered generators with date codes 200150 through 200635. The generators are black and yellow. “DEWALT” and “DG2900” are printed on the generator. The date code is stamped on the right side of the unit on the black plastic covering the rear of the control panel. Units with an “R” stamped on the name plate are not affected by this recall. The generators were sold at home center and hardware stores nationwide from December 2001 through November 2006 for between $900 and $1,000. For more information, contact DEWALT toll-free at (888) 742-9108 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.DEWALT.com.
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