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Friday
Nov162012

American Honda Recalls 150,600 Generators over Fire Risk

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission(NEW YORK) -- After Hurricane Sandy pummeled the Northeast last month, many who were left without power resorted to portable generators to get their lights back on.  But for those with one type of generator, it might have been safer to just stay in the dark.

American Honda is recalling about 150,600 of its gasoline-powered portable generators over a fuel hose issue.  The Torrance, Calif.-based company says the hose can leak, posing fire and burn hazards.

So far, four fuel leaks have been reported, but none have resulted in fires or injuries.

The recall involves generators with model number EU2000i and serial numbers EAAJ-2260273 through EAAJ-2485025.  They were sold online and at various stores nationwide between October 2011 and September 2012.

Those who are affected by the recall are advised to immediately stop using the generator and contact a Honda Power Equipment dealer for a free inspection and repair.

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