By Anthony Capkun
November 15, 2012 – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with American Honda, announced a voluntary recall of certain gasoline-powered portable generators. You should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. CPSC adds it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The recall involves about 150,600 units distributed by American Honda Motor Co. Inc. of Torrance, Calif. (We do not know how many, if any, made it into Canada). The generator’s fuel hose can leak, posing fire and burn hazards. Honda is aware of four incidents of fuel leaks, though no fires or injuries have been reported.
Manufactured in Japan, the units in question bear Model number EU2000i and serial numbers EAAJ-2260273 through EAAJ-2485025. The generators are black and red in colour, or have a camouflage design. They measure about 20 x 11.5 x 16.5 in. “Honda”, “EU converter” and the model number 2000i are printed on the side. “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.
The units were 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 stores nationwide, and online from October 2011 through September 2012 for between $1150 and $1400.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact the nearest Honda Power Equipment dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair. Visit http://powerequipment.honda.com and click on Recalls and Updates under Service and Support.
Photo courtesy CPSC.