Generac Power Systems has recalled a popular, gas-powered, portable generator after seven finger amputations and one finger-crushing incident were reported. The recall includes more than 325,000 units affected.
The recalled generators include a handle, which, when unlocked, can pinch fingers against the generator’s frame when it is moved. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators unless the locking pin has been inserted to secure the handle in place before and after moving the generator and to contact Generac for a free repair kit.
The recall involves 6500-watt and 800-watt Generac portable generators with unit type numbers XT8000E, XT800EFI, GP6500, GP6500E, HomeLink 6500E portable generators, and DR models PRO 6500M and PRO 6500E portable generators. The portable generators have two wheels and a single, U-shaped, two-grip, flip-up pin-lock handle to move the generator.
The generators were mainly sold in 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 W.W. Grainger from June 2013 through June 2021 for between $790 and $1,480.
For a complete list of the unit types, model numbers, and serial numbers associated with the recall, click here.
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