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Recall of the Week: American Honda portable generators due to fire and burn hazards

American Honda Motor Co. Inc. is recalling about 150,600 portable generators.

The generator’s fuel hose can leak, posing fire and burn hazards, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement.

Generator RedHonda is aware of four incidents of fuel leaks. No fires or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Honda gasoline-powered portable generators with model number EU2000i and serial numbers EAAJ-2260273 through EAAJ-2485025.

Generator CamouflageThe generators are black and red or have a camouflage design. They measure about 20 inches long by 11 ½ inches wide by 16 ½ 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.

Generator DiagramManufactured in Japan, the portable 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 store nationwide and online from October 2011 through September 2012. The cost was $1,150 to $1,400.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact the nearest Honda Power Equipment dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair, the company and commission advise.

For more information, call American Honda at 888-888-3139, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or go to http://powerequipment.honda.com and click on “Recalls and Updates” under “Service and Support.”

Copyright 2012, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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George B

This post is a few years ago. I'm assuming Honda has corrected this problem and is producing the reliable and high quality products it has a reputation for.

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