Urgent Recall Notification
OUR COLLEAGUE STEVE MARSHAL, the Gnome Handler just passed along this recall notice that I believe is too important to set asided until our monthly updates.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recently announced that American Honda has recalled 150,600 portable generators because the fuel line can leak causing a fire or burn hazard. Honda is aware of four incidents of fuel leaks. No fires or injuries have been reported. Many fire companies utilize this generator to power portable lighting, etc., sometimes even mounted on the apparatus.
Description: This recall involves Honda gasoline-powered portable generators with model number EU2000i and serial numbers EAAJ-2260273 through EAAJ-2485025. The generators are black and red in color 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.
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 for between $1,150 and $1,400.
Manufactured in: Japan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact the nearest Honda Power Equipment dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair.
Consumer Contact: American Honda; Phone toll-free (888) 888-3139, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at http://powerequipment.honda.com and click on "Recalls and Updates" under "Service and Support" for more information.
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