Fire Threat Ignites Honda Recall

Name of product:
Honda portable generators
Hazard:
The carburetor can leak gasoline, posing fire and burn hazards.
Remedy:
Repair
Recall date:
December 21, 2017
Units:
About 34,000

This recall involves Honda portable gasoline generators with model numbers EB2800i and EG2800i. The recalled portable generators have a red front cover and a black metal frame. The EB2800i has a silver-colored control panel and the EG2800i has a black-colored control panel. “HONDA” and the generator model number are printed on the control panel. The serial number is located on a lower black metal frame towards the rear of the generator. The following model numbers, serial numbers and production date ranges are included in this recall:

 

ModelSerial Number RangeProduction Date Range
EB2800iEAAA -1000037 thru 10154212016/07/31 -2017/09/19
EG2800iEABA -2000047 thru 20201522016/07/29 -2017/09/20

 

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact a local authorized Honda Power Equipment service dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 38 reports of fuel leakage from the generators. No fires or injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

Authorized Honda Power Equipment dealers and Home Depot stores nationwide from September 2016 through November 2017 for about $1,150.

Manufacturer(s):

American Honda Motor Company Inc., of Torrance, Calif.

Distributor(s):

American Honda Motor Company Inc., of Torrance, Calif.

Manufactured In:
U.S.
Recall number:
18-072

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