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The Journal Gazette

Friday, December 22, 2017 10:54 am

American Honda recalls portable generators

The Journal Gazette

American Honda Motor Co. Inc. of Torrance, California, has recalled about 34,000 Honda portable generators in which the carburetor can leak gasoline, posing fire and burn hazards, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said today.

Consumers should stop using the generators and contact a local authorized Honda Power Equipment service dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair, the commission said in a statement.

The company has received 38 reports of fuel leakage, the statement said; no fires or injuries have been reported.

The generators were sold at authorized Honda Power Equipment dealers and at Home Depot stores nationwide from September 2016 through November 2017 for about $1,150, the statement said.

The recall involves generators with model numbers EB2800i and EG2800i. They have a red front cover and a black metal frame, and either a silver or black control panel. The model number is printed on the control panel.

For more information, American Honda can be reached toll-free at 888-888-3138 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays Fort Wayne time or online at and click on "Recalls and Updates" at the bottom of the page.