Thousands of Westinghouse portable generators have been recalled due to fire hazard.

Winter is just gearing up on the Southcoast and we all know a serious storm can knock out power for days. But if your back up plan is one of these Westinghouse Portable Generators...you'll need another plan.

The Westinghouse iGen2500 and iPro2500 portable inverter generators that can power appliances, charge cell phones and more are being recalled nationwide.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there have been several reports of the generators overheating and catching fire.

Though no injuries have been reported, those with the Westinghouse generators are urged to stop using them and contact MWE Investments about a free repair.

Both recalled generators are generators  about 20 inches long by 18 wide inches by 11 inches tall and each weighs about 49 pounds.

those with the Westinghouse generators are urged to stop using them and contact MWE Investments about a free repair.

The iGen2500 is covered in blue hard plastic and says “Westinghouse iGen2500” in white lettering on the front and side. The iPro2500 is covered in grey hard plastic and says “Westinghouse iPro2500" in white lettering on the front and side.

The generators were sold online at Amazon.com, apelectricgenerators.com, Climate Right.com, Homedepot.com, Houzz.com, Menards.com, PowerEquipmentDirect.com, and Walmart.com from June 2017 through October 2017 and sold for between $580 and $600.

Anyone with one of the recalled generators is urged to call MWE Investments at 855-944-3571 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. You can also email info@wpowereq.com  or visit www.westinghouseportablepower.com and click on “Product Safety” located at the top of the page.