American Honda recalls gas-powered generators

The rear frame support can fail during lifting

American Honda Motor of Torrance, Calif., is recalling about 8,100 gas-powered generators.

The rear frame support can fail during lifting, posing an impact hazard. In addition, the owner’s manual can have missing or duplicated pages, which could cause consumers not to receive important operating or safety information.

The firm has received two reports of incidents in Canada involving rear frame support failures. No injuries have been reported. The firm also received two reports of owner’s manuals with errors.

This recall involves the 2014 Honda gasoline-powered EU7000isN AT generator. The recalled model is a 7,000-watt generator. It is red with a black metal frame, folding handles and two wheels on the side opposite the handles. The generator measures about 33 1/2 inches long by 26 1/2 inches wide by 27 1/2 inches tall with the handles folded.

“Honda,” “FI" and "EU7000is” are printed on the side of the generator. “Honda” is also on the front of the generator above the control panel. The full model name “EU7000isN AT” is on the UPC label near the fuel level indicator on the top of the generator. Recalled generators have a serial number in the range EEJD-1000001 to EEJD 1006288. The serial number is on the inside of the side cover that is to the right of the control panel.

The generators, manufactured in India, were sold at Honda Power Equipment dealers nationwide from June 2014, through July 2014, for about $4,500.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact a Honda Power Equipment dealer to schedule a free repair of the rear frame support and replacement of the owner’s manual. American Honda is contacting all registered customers directly.

Consumers may contact American Honda toll-free at (888) 888-3139 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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