Northern Tool & Equipment Recalls Powerhorse Portable Generators Due to Shock Hazard

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Recalled Powerhorse 13000ES Portable Generator

Recalled Powerhorse 13000ES Portable Generator – side view

Close-up of Receptacles on Recalled Powerhorse 13000ES Portable Generator

Location of L5-30R Receptacle and Serial Number

Name of product:

Northern Tool & Equipment Powerhorse 13000ES Portable Generators


 The portable generators have a wiring error which can result in an electrical shock to users.

Recall date:

February 24, 2021

Recall Details


This recall involves Northern Tool & Equipment Powerhorse 13000ES Portable Generator Model #799215.  The gasoline generator is blue with white Powerhorse logos, a black frame and two wheels.  Powerhorse 13000ES is printed in white on the top front.  Serial numbers for the recalled generators are listed in the chart below.  The serial number is located on the lower left of the frame.

Model Number

Model Description

Serial Number Range


Powerhorse 13,000-Watt Generator

2016 Units: 205160001 – 211160248

2017 Units: 210170001 – 211170248

2018 Units: 206180001 – 211180124

2019 Units: 208190001 – 211190124

2020 Units: 203020001 – 208200124


Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact Northern Tool & Equipment to schedule a free repair by an authorized dealer.


NTE has received one report of an incorrect wiring connection.  No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

Northern Tool & Equipment stores nationwide and online at from July 2016 through September 2020 for about $1,850.


Northern Tool & Equipment Company Inc., of Burnsville, Minn.

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.