The Proposed “Safety Standard” Rule Every Gas Generator Will Fail

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We all know Biden and his administration are trying to force the “green” lifestyle on us, namely by banning all things gas-fueled. And now, that includes gas-powered generators as well as your stoves, water heaters, and gas furnaces.

New regulations drummed up by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, or CPSC, have limited how much carbon monoxide a generator can and should produce to be safe for the public and the environment. Unfortunately, for most of us, our generators fail this new standard.

In fact, the CPSC itself noted that “95 percent of portable gas generators on the market cannot comply” with it.

Naturally, this is bad news for anyone with a penchant for camping, who needs life-saving medical equipment, or who lives in an area with a stressed electrical grid. Of course, many businesses, including hospitals, will be negatively affected.

And effectively left without.

Supply and demand will ensure that the few machines that comply with the new regs will quickly sell out. And their prices will skyrocket. In fact, any generator’s price will suddenly rise.

It also means that gas generator manufacturers will have to rethink their entire business and products. According to Portable Generator Manufacturers’ Association (PGMA) executive director Susan Orenga and what she told the Washington Free Beacon, this process usually takes years to achieve.

However, given that companies will need to provide new products to replace the old ones, they will really only have about six months to do so.

Plus, as the PGMA noted, what it takes to ensure that compliant-ready generators aren’t producing so much carbon monoxide is that they will have to run at much higher temperatures. In a recent press release, it was noted that those temps could exceed 1000 degrees Fahrenheit.

And that means an increased concern for fire hazards.

Much like the ban on gas stoves, we’ll all just have to hope there is enough opposition to make this new reg impossible to implement.