American Honda Recalls Portable Generators Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of product: Portable Generators
Hazard:
The generator's fuel hose can leak, posing fire and burn hazards.            
Remedy: Repair
Consumer Contact: 
American Honda; Phone toll-free (888) 888-3139, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at http://powerequipment.honda.com and click on "Recalls and Updates" under "Service and Support" for more information.

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Recall Details

Units: About 150,600
Description: This recall involves Honda gasoline-powered portable generators with model number EU2000i and serial numbers EAAJ-2260273 through EAAJ-2485025.  The generators are black and red in color or have a camouflage design. They measure about 20 inches long by 11 1/2 inches wide by 16 1/2 inches tall.  "Honda," "EU converter" and the model number 2000i are printed on the side of the generator. "Companion" is printed on the side of some EU2000i models.  The serial number is located on the lower right side, rear corner of the generator.
Incidents/Injuries:
Honda is aware of four incidents of fuel leaks. No fires or injuries have been reported.
Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact the nearest Honda Power Equipment dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair.
Sold at:
Honda Power Equipment dealers, Camping World, Gander Mountain, Grainger, Hertz Rental, John Deere, National Pump & Compressor, Northern Tool, Scheels Sporting, Sportsman's Warehouse, Sunbelt Rentals, True Value, United Rentals, White Cap and Wholesale Sports store nationwide and online from October 2011 through September 2012 for between $1,150 and $1,400.
Distributor: American Honda Motor Co. Inc., of Torrance, Calif.
Manufactured in: Japan

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

Media Contact
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Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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