Do you know? American Honda Motor Co. Inc. has again recalled its Honda Portable Generators!!! That’s two times in a row!
Experts say it is due to potential fire hazard concerns. The recall was recent. Soon after the announcement, it became vital to many small businesses. Especially if you utilize a portable generator for operation, you would know the problem. Or, a power outage is common in your arena.
The generators in question have the model number EU7000is. They are red and grey and measure about 33 inches long, 28 inches broad, and 28 inches tall.
The generators are known as ‘Honda’ and ‘EU7000is’ on their sides. Generators have serial numbers, ranging from EEJD-1364963 to EEJD-1366026. You can see the serial number decal inside the access door.
If you are a customer, Honda must have told you to immediately cease the recalled portable generators. You have to contact an authorized Honda Power Equipment dealer to schedule a free repair. The corporation is responsible for all known purchasers directly.
Honda USA Recalls Portable Generators Over Fire Hazard Concerns
Surprisingly! There have been no recorded mishaps or injuries associated with the operation of these generators. However, the possible fire threat poses a considerable concern. It drove immediate action to safeguard the safety of all users.
The generators were available countrywide from Home Depot, Lowes, and authorized Honda power equipment dealers. In fact, they were also for sale on Amazon.com. The sales period ran from December 2022 to May 2023. Each unit sells for around $6,000.
India developed the recalled parts. Although, the generators were manufactured by an American manufacturer. The recall had the number 23-251. It was assigned as a Fast Track Recall.
Business owners often use the generators. They highly strongly recommend following the recall instructions to minimize potential fire dangers.
It also protects the safety of their operations. It serves as a reminder for businesses to keep informed about product recalls, especially those that directly affect their operating equipment.
Some Models Are Recalled Over Fire Hazards
Here is what you need to know about CPSC before we get the details.
What Is CPSC:
The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is responsible for safeguarding the public from improper risks of damage or death linked with the use of thousands of consumer items under its jurisdiction.
Consumer goods events cause deaths, injuries, and property damage that cost the country more than $1 trillion each year.
CPSC is dedicated to protecting consumers and families from items that might cause a fire or electrical, chemical, or mechanical danger.
Over the last 40 years, the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s efforts to protect the safety of consumer items like toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals have helped to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries related to consumer products.
Federal law prevents anybody from selling items that have been subject to a publicly claimed voluntary recall. It can be either by a manufacturer or a forced recall authorized by the Commission.
Name of Product: Honda EB2200i, EU2200i, EU2200i Companion and EU2200i Camo Portable Generators
Hazard: Salt water can cause the inverter component of the portable generator to short-circuit. It causes the device to smoke or catch fire, creating a fire and burn risk to users.
Consumers should stop using the recalled generators and contact a local official Honda Power Equipment service shop to arrange for a free repair. Honda will contact all known purchasers personally. If you took part in the prior recall for these generators, you should likewise participate.
Units: About 340,000 (about 200,000 units were previously recalled in 2019)
This recall involves Honda EB2200i, EU2200i, 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 the lower corner of one of the side panels of the generator.
Incidents/Injuries: 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 was reported.
Sold At: Authorized Honda Power Equipment Dealers, The Home Depot, and other home improvement stores nationwide, and online from February 2018 through January 2020 for between $1,100 to $1,300.
Importer: American Honda Motor Company Inc., Torrance Calif.
This recall was conducted voluntarily by the company under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
This recall involves Honda EU2200i, EU2200i Companion, and EB2200i portable generators. The recalled portable generators were sold with a red or Camo cover. The names “HONDA” and the generator model name are printed on the control panel. The serial number is located on the lower corner of one of the side panels of the generator.
This recall involves Honda Portable Generators with model number EU7000is. They are red and gray and measure about 33 inches long, 28 inches wide, and 28 inches high. Honda and EU7000 are printed on the side of the generator. The following serial numbers are included in this recall: EEJD-1364963 through EEJD-1366026. The serial number decal is located inside the access door.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission today announced the recall of about 250 Honda EU7000is gasoline generators because the fuel filler cap can improperly seal, creating a risk that fuel and/or fuel vapors could escape and pose a fire hazard. Honda has not received any reports of incidents or injuries.
The Honda EU7000is appears in our ratings of inverter generators. Our engineers did not observe any issues with the fuel filler cap on the unit we tested.