CPSC Announces Another Recall of Generac Portable Generators; Additional finger amputation and crush injury reported; New repair kit available – Consumer Product Safety Commission | CarTailz

Product name:

Generac® and DR® 6500 watt and 8000 watt portable generators

Danger:

An unlocked handle can pinch the user’s fingers on the generator frame when the generator is being moved, resulting in finger amputation and pinch hazards.

recall date:

November 10, 2022

Units:

Approximately 321,160 (an additional 4,575 were sold in Canada) of these portable generators were made previously remembered in July 2021

recall details

Description:

This recall affects Generac 6500-watt and 8000-watt portable generators with unit type numbers XT8000E, XT8000EFI, GP6500, GP6500E, GP8000E and HomeLink 6500E, as well as DR models PRO 6500M and PRO 6500E portable generators. This recall also affects all generators listed above purchased after July 29, 2021 through November 3, 2022 that include a repair kit that includes full coverage grip guards. The generators have gasoline powered engines that are used to generate electricity for use as a backup power supply. The portable generators have two wheels and a single, U-shaped, flip-up pin locking handle with two handles to make moving the generator easier. Only the following generators are affected by this recall. The device type is indicated on the front of the product. The model and serial numbers are printed on a label on the product. Consumers can also find information about specific unit types, model numbers, and serial numbers at www.generac.com/service-support/product-support-lookup.

device type

model number

First serial number

Last serial number

XT8000E

G0064330

G0064331

3000037849

3005569372

G0064340

G0064342

XT8000EFI

G0071620

G0071621

3003336356

3006597843

G0071621R

GP6500

G0076720

G0076800

G0076800R

G0076812

G0076830

G0076830R

G0076902

G0076902R

G0076903

GP6500E

G0076820

G0076820R

G0076822

GP8000E

G0076731

G0076751

G0076751R

G0076761

G0076761R

G0076861

G0076861R

PRO6500M

GP16505DMN

GP16505DMNR

PRO6500E

GP16505DEN

HomeLink 6500E

G0068650

G0068651

G0079960

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable generators unless the locking pin has been inserted to secure the handle before and after moving the generator and contact Generac for a free repair kit consisting of one set Spacers exist to move the handle away from the frame, eliminating the pinch point. Customers who responded to the original recall will automatically receive a new kit.

Incidents/Injuries:

The company has received a total of 37 reports of injuries, 24 of which resulted in finger amputations and five in finger crush injuries.

Sold at:

Major home improvement and hardware stores nationwide and online including Ace Hardware, Amazon, Blain’s Farm & Fleet, City Electric Supply, Costco, Do it Best, Fastenal, Home Depot, Lowe’s Stores, Napa Auto Parts, Northern Tool & Equipment, Orgill , Power Equipment Direct, Ravitsky Bros., True Value and WW Grainger from June 2013 to June 2021 for between $790 and $1,480.

Manufacturer:

Generac Power Systems of Waukesha, Wisconsin

Made in:

United States and China

About the US CPSC

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is tasked with protecting the public from the unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer goods incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure consumer product safety has contributed to a decline in the rate of consumer product-related injuries over the past 50 years.

Federal law prohibits any person from selling any product that is subject to a commission-ordered recall or a voluntary recall conducted in consultation with the CPSC.

For life saving information:

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