200 Thousand Generators May Leak Gasoline and Catch Fire
American Honda Motor Company announced the recall of approximately 200,000 Honda inverter generators through the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC.) Models include the EB2200iTA Industrial Inverter Generator, and the EU2200iTA, EU2200iTA1, and EU2200iTA2 portable inverter Generators.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission – “The portable generator can leak gasoline from the fuel valve, posing fire and burn hazards.”
Honda is conducting the voluntary recall under the CPSC Fast Track Recall Process. Fast Track Recalls by the CPSC utilize various news reporting options to spread news and protect consumers from faulty and dangerous products.
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According to the CPSC Press Release, “This recall involves Honda EU2200i, EU2200i Companion and EB2200i portable generators. The recalled portable generators were sold with a red cover. The names “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.”
Nineteen reports of fuel leaking from the fuel valve prompted the recall, but no one reported any injuries.
The models included in the recall were sold nationwide at authorized Honda Power Equipment Dealers, Online Resellers, Northern Tool, Home Depot and other home improvement stores from February 2018 through February 2019 for 1,100 to 1,300 dollars.
Thai Honda, Thailand, manufactured the portable inverter generators in Thailand. American Honda Motor Company of Torrance, California imported the generators and sold them from home and commercial use.
Honda Serial Numbers Recalled
If You Own a Honda EU2200i, EU2200i Companion, or EB2200i Portable Generator, Check the serial number on the side panel.
EB2200i serial numbers start at EAJT-1000001 through EAJT-1005474 consecutively.
EU2200i serial numbers start at EAMT-1000001 through EAMT-1260796 consecutively.
What to Do.
If you own one of the affected models, compare the serial number found the side panel with the serial number range for the model you own. If the number falls into the range specified, then your generator is recalled.
STOP using the recalled generator immediately. Contact a local authorized Honda Power Equipment service dealer to schedule a free repair. Honda will also attempt to contact all known purchasers who registered their product or purchased it through an authorized Honda dealer.
Do not use the generator until an authorized service dealer has repaired the generator. Even if the generator has not leaked in the past, continued use may cause it to begin leaking which may result in a fire and cause damage to property or personal injury.