Products Liability Law Daily 200K portable generators recalled for fire and burn hazards
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Thursday, March 21, 2019

200K portable generators recalled for fire and burn hazards

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Generators can leak gasoline from the fuel valve.

American Honda Motor Company Inc., of Torrance, California, has recalled around 200,000 Honda EU2200i, EU220i Companion, and EB2200i portable generators because the portable generator can leak gasoline from the fuel valve, posing fire and burn hazards (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 19-088, March 20, 2019).

Incidents and injuries. Honda has received 19 reports of fuel leaking from the fuel valve. No injuries have been reported.

Product description. This recall involves Honda EU2200i, EU2200i Companion, and EB2200i portable generators. The recalled portable generators were sold with a red or camo cover. The name "HONDA" and the generator model name are printed on the control panel. The serial number is located on a lower corner of one of the side panels of the generator. A complete list of affected model numbers and serial number ranges is available at www.cpsc.gov.

These portable generators, which were manufactured in Thailand, were sold at authorized Honda Power Equipment Dealers and The Home Depot and other home improvement stores nationwide and online from February 2018 through February 2019 for about $1,100 to $1,300.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled generators immediately and contact a local authorized Honda Power Equipment service dealer to schedule a free repair. Honda is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact American Honda toll-free at 888-888-3139 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or online at https://powerequipment.honda.com/ and click on "Recalls and Updates" at the bottom of the page.

Companies: American Honda Motor Company Inc.

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