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Portable Generator Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
March 23, 2020 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
Honda has recalled about 340,000 portable generators because the inverter assembly can short circuit with the presence of salt water, posing a fire and burn hazard. The company has received 13 incident reports involving the generator’s inverter assembly, including 10 fires. No injuries were reported, according to U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recall 20-090.
The recall affects Honda EB2200i, EU2200i, EU2200i Companion and EU2200i Camo portable generators. Almost exactly a year ago, 200,000 of the units were recalled due to a fuel valve leak. For a full list of recalled serial numbers, consult the recall notice. The recalled units were sold between February 2018 and January 2020.
Until the recalled units can be repaired by an authorized Honda Power Equipment dealer, the company recommends the units be removed from use. Previously repaired units will need to be repaired again for this new issue.
Honda can be reached online or at 888-888-3139.