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Safety Alert

American Honda Recalls Portable Generators Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Honda portable generators

Hazard: The carburetor can leak gasoline, posing fire and burn hazards.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: American Honda toll-free at 888-888-3139 from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at https://powerequipment.honda.com/ and click on "Recalls and Updates" at the bottom of the page for more information.

Units: About 34,000

Description: This recall involves Honda portable gasoline generators with model numbers EB2800i and EG2800i. The recalled portable generators have a red front cover and a black metal frame. The EB2800i has a silver-colored control panel and the EG2800i has a black-colored control panel. "HONDA" and the generator model number are printed on the control panel. The serial number is located on a lower black metal frame towards the rear of the generator. The following model numbers, serial numbers and production date ranges are included in this recall:


Serial Number Range

Production Date Range


EAAA -1000037 thru 1015421

2016/07/31 -2017/09/19


EABA -2000047 thru 2020152

2016/07/29 -2017/09/20

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 38 reports of fuel leakage from the generators. No fires or injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact a local authorized Honda Power Equipment service dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair.

Sold At: Authorized Honda Power Equipment dealers and Home Depot stores nationwide from September 2016 through November 2017 for about $1,150.

Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Company Inc., of Torrance, Calif.

Distributor: American Honda Motor Company Inc., of Torrance, Calif.

Manufactured In: USA