American Honda Generator Recall Issued Over Fire, Burn Risks
Tens of thousands of Honda portable generators have been recalled, following more than three dozen consumer reports of the carburetors leaking fuel, which may pose a fire and injury hazard in the presence of an ignition source.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the Honda generator recall on December 21, indicating that at least 38 consumer complaints have been indicated the carburetors may leak. To date, no injuries or fires have been reported in relation to the recall.
The CPSC determined that the leaking carburetors pose a fire and burn risk to consumers.
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An estimated 34,000 Honda portable generators are impacted, including model number EB2800i, with serial numbers ranging from EAAA -1000037 through 1015421 and model number EG22800i, with serial numbers ranging from EABA -2000047 through 2020152.
The recalled portable gas generators are either red or silver in color and have a black metal frame with the name brand “HONDA” printed on the control panel. Customers may identify if their generator is included in the recall by locating the serial number on the black metal frame towards the rear of the generator.
The generators were manufactured in the United States under American Honda Motor Company Inc., of Torrance, California. They were distributed for sale throughout the U.S. at authorized Honda Power Equipment dealers and Home Depot stores nationwide from September 2016 through November 2017 for about $1,150.
Customers with recalled generators are being asked to stop using them immediately and to contact Honda Motor Company at 888-888-3139 or visit them online at https://powerequipment .honda.com and navigate to the “Recalls and Updates” tab for information on how to schedule a free inspection and repair.
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