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Portable Generators Recalled Due to Finger Amputation and Crushing Hazards
August 25, 2021 -
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Generac has recalled about 320,000 portable generators. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, an unlocked handle can pinch fingers against the generator frame when the generator is moved, posing finger amputation and crushing hazards. Owners should immediately stop using the recalled portable generators, unless the locking pin has been inserted to secure the handle in place before and after moving the generator, and contact Generac for a free repair kit.
This recall includes 6500 watts and 8000-watt Generac portable generators with unit type numbers XT8000E, XT8000EFI, GP6500, GP6500E, GP8000E, and HomeLink 6500E portable generators, and DR models PRO 6500M and PRO 6500E portable generators.
Visit Generac’s recall site for more information on how to get the generator repaired.
Greg Zimmerman is deputy editor, Facility Market.