After four reported incidents of fuel leaks, American Honda and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have announced a voluntary recall of around 150,600 portable generators. Consumers should immediately end use of recalled products unless instructed otherwise. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell any recalled consumer product. Despite no injuries or fires reported, the fuel leaks can pose fire and burn hazards.
The Honda gasoline-powered generators that have been recalled are labeled with model number EU2000i and serial numbers EAAJ-2260273 through EAAJ-2485025. Furthermore, the generators are black and red in color or have a camouflage design, are 20 inches long by 11 ½ inches wide by 16 ½ inches tall with “Honda,” “EU converter,” and the model number printed on the side of the generator. On certain recalled EU2000i models, “Companion” will also be printed on the side.
Between October 2011 and September 2012, the recalled generators 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 for between $1,150 and $1,400.
If you own one or more of the recalled Honda gasoline-powered portable generators, please contact the nearest Honda Power Equipment dealer to schedule your free inspection and repair. For more information regarding this recall, you can contact American Honda by phone toll-free (800) 888-3139, 8:30 a. m. to 5 p. m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the company website at http://powerequipment.honda.com and click on “Recalls and Updates” under “Service and Support.”