Around 400,000 Generac Portable Generators have been recalled due to dozens of reports of finger amputations, crushing injuries, and severe burns.
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UPDATE: Generac Recalls 64,000 Portable Generators After 3 People Burned
In September 2023, Generac recalled about 64,000 portable generators due to a fire hazard and a risk of severe burn injuries.
The portable generators can overheat and cause pressure to build up inside the fuel tank due to inadequate ventilation, which can cause hot fuel to shoot out and burn people when the tank is opened.
Generac reported 27 incidents of fuel shooting out onto people. Three people suffered “severe burns,” according to the recall
The recall involves Generac® Portable Generators, including type GP15000E, with model numbers G0057341, G0057342, 005734R1, and 005734R2, as well as type GP17500E, with model numbers G0057351, G0057352, 005735R1, and 005735R2.
They were sold from April 2011 until June 2023 for between $3,300 and $3,650.
More Finger Injuries Linked to Recalled Generac Generators
In November 2022, safety officials re-announced a recall for over 321,000 Generac Generators after even more injuries were reported. Overall, the manufacturer said it has received 37 reports of people who were injured, including 24 people who suffered finger amputations and 5 people whose fingers were crushed.
Generac Generators Recalled for Amputation Hazard
July 2021 — Generac Power Systems recalled more than 321,160 Generac® and DR® 6500-Watt and 8000-Watt portable generators after 8 people suffered finger amputations or crushed fingers.
What is the Risk?
According to the recall notice, “an unlocked handle can pinch consumers’ fingers against the generator frame when the generator is moved, posing finger amputation and crushing hazards.”
How Many People Were Injured?
The recalled generators have caused at least 37 injuries, including 24 finger amputations and 5 people who suffered a crushed finger, according to Generac.
Was My Generator Recalled?
The recall involves gas-powered generators that were sold between June 2013 and June 2021, including the Generac® XT8000E, XT8000EFI, GP6500, GP6500E, GP8000E, HomeLink 6500E and DR® PRO 6500M and PRO 6500E.
The single handle on these generators is a U-shaped, two-grip, flip-up pin-lock handle that is used to help move the generator. For information on how to get a free replacement handle guard, visit www.generac.com/handleguard.
Where Were The Recalled Generators Sold?
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 W.W. Grainger.
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