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Portable generator users: Association wants feedback on proposed revisions to standard

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Cleveland — The Portable Generator Manufacturers’ Association is seeking stakeholder comment on proposed revisions to the ANSI/PGMA G300 standard on safety and performance of the units.

The proposal adds requirements for carbon monoxide safety, among other changes. In previous revisions that went into effect in 2018, carbon monoxide shut-off technology was added to the standard.

“Significant industry adoption of the technology and the standard has occurred, and PGMA continues to work on enhancements to the standard,” the organization says in a press release. “The proposed revision of the standard will focus on revising the carbon monoxide shut-off system requirements to not only continue to eliminate nearly all fatalities, but also to reduce the risk of injury due to carbon monoxide poisoning associated with the misuse of a portable generator by operating it in an enclosed space.”

PGMA is specifically seeking comments from users (consumers, customers of product producers, distributors, retailers, etc.) as well as regulatory agencies, safety associations, certification agencies and similar organizations.

Anyone who would like to participate in the comment period should contact PGMA at (216) 241-7333 or [email protected] by Jan. 31 to indicate their interest.

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