Honda Recalls Over 300,000 Portable Generators Over Fire Risk.
Honda is recalling over 300,000 of their portable generators due to a potential fire risk.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the portable generator’s inverter assembly can short circuit with the presence of saltwater. This causes the unit to smoke or catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to users.
This can cause a short-circuit, which can ignite a plastic interior panel covering.
The recall includes Honda EB2200i, EU2200i, EU2200i Companion and EU2200i Camo portable generators
Owners should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact a local authorized Honda Power Equipment service dealer to schedule a free repair.
Honda will be contacting known purchasers directly. According to the CPSC, consumers who were affected by a previous recall should also take part in this recall.
So far, Honda has received 13 reports of the generator short-circuiting while in use. Of those 13 incidents, 10 fires were reported. There have been no injuries or property damage reported.
To see if your generator is included in the recall, visit the CPSC’s website here.
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Source: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “American Honda Recall of Portable Generators Due to Fire and Burn Hazards”