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Portable generators are being recalled by Generac due to finger amputation and crushing hazards

Generators recalled by Generac Due to Finger Amputation and Crushing HazardsGenerac is recalling about 321,160 Generac and DR 6500 Watt and 8000 Watt portable generators in the United States and 4,575 in Canada.

An unlocked handle can pinch consumers’ fingers against the generator frame when the generator is moved, posing finger amputation and crushing hazards.

Generac has received eight reports of injuries, seven resulting in finger amputations and one in finger crushing. 

This recall involves 6500 watt and 8000 watt Generac portable generators with unit type numbers XT8000E, XT8000EFI, GP6500, GP6500E, and GP8000E; HomeLink 6500E portable generators; and DR models PRO 6500M and PRO 6500E portable generators.

The generators have gasoline-powered engines that are used to generate electricity for use as backup power. They have two-wheels and a single, U-shaped, two-grip, flip-up pin-lock handle to help move the generator.

Only the generators listed below are included in this recall. The unit type is identified on the front of the product. 

The model and serial numbers are printed on a label on the product. Consumers can also check specific unit type, model number, and serial number location information at www.generac.com/service-support/product-support-lookup.

Unit Type

Model Number

First Serial Number

Last Serial Number

XT8000E

G0064330

   

G0064331

3000037849

3005569372

G0064340

   

G0064342

   

XT8000EFI

G0071620

   

G0071621

3003336356

3006597843

G0071621R

   

GP6500

G0076720

   

G0076800

   

G0076800R

   

G0076812

   

G0076830

   

G0076830R

   

G0076902

   

G0076902R

   

G0076903

   

GP6500E

G0076820

   
 

G0076820R

   
 

G0076822

   

GP8000E

G0076731

   

G0076751

   

G0076751R

   

G0076761

   

G0076761R

   

G0076861

   

G0076861R

   

PRO 6500M

GP16505DMN

   

GP16505DMNR

   

PRO 6500E

GP16505DEN

   

HomeLink 6500E

G0068650

   

G0068651

   

G0079960

   

The portable generators were sold at major home improvement and hardware stores nationwide and online, including Ace Hardware, Amazon, Blain’s Farm & Fleet, City Electric Supply, Costco, Do it Best, Fastenal, Home Depot, Lowe’s Stores, Napa Auto Parts, Northern Tool & Equipment, Orgill, Power Equipment Direct, Ravitsky Bros., True Value, and W.W. Grainger. They were sold from June 2013 through June 2021 for between $790 and $1,480.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable generators, unless the locking pin has been inserted to secure the handle in place before and after moving the generator, and contact Generac for a free repair kit, the company and U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advise. 

For more information, call Generac 844-242-3493 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.generac.com/handleguard or www.generac.com and click on “Important Safety Information.”

For details on other recalls, see www.recalls.gov.

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