As of August 2, 2021, Generac Power Systems, HomeLink, and DR Pro have issued a recall for more than three hundred thousand 6,500-watt and 8,000-watt portable generators that are currently in circulation in the United States and Canada. These generators have been on the market since June of 2013 and sold at major home improvement stores throughout North America, such as Home Depot and Lowes.
The recall was issued because the generators allegedly pose an amputation risk. Specifically, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission alleges that at least seven (7) peoples’ fingers have been amputated by the recalled generators. These amputations occurred when an “unlocked handle” pinched those users’ fingers against the frame of the generator during use, resulting in amputation.
Due to the risk of amputation, consumers are advised to immediately stop using the recalled portable generators and contact their manufacturer about repairs.
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