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Portable generators are being recalled, again, by American Honda due to fire and burn hazards

Portable Generators by American Honda Recalled Due to Fire and Burn HazardAmerican Honda is recalling about 340,000 Honda EB2200i, EU2200i, and EU2200i companion and EU2200i camo portable generators. About 200,000 units were recalled in 2019.

The portable generator’s inverter assembly can short circuit when exposed to salt water. This causes the unit to smoke or catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.

Honda has received 13 reports of the generator’s inverter assembly short-circuiting while in use, including 10 reports of fire. No injuries or property damage were reported.

This recall involves Honda EB2200i, EU2200i, and EU2200i companion and EU2200i camo 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. The model names and serial number ranges that are being recalled:

Model Name

Serial Number Range

EB2200i

EAJT -1000001 thru 1011342

EU2200i

EAMT-1000001 thru 2098790

EU2200i Companion

EAMT-1000001 thru 2098790

EU2200i Camo

EAMT-1000001 thru 2098790

The recalled generators were sold at authorized Honda power equipment dealers, The Home Depot and other home improvement stores nationwide, and online from February 2018 through January 2020. The cost was between $1,100 to $1,300.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact a local authorized Honda power equipment service dealer to schedule a free repair, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise. Honda is contacting all known purchasers directly. Consumers who took part in the previous recall for these generators should also get the free repair.

For more information, call American Honda at 888-888-3139 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit https://powerequipment.honda.com/ and click on “Recalls and Updates” at the bottom of the page.

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