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    Generac and DR Portable Generators Recalled Due to Finger Amputation and Crush Hazards

  • Jul 29, 2021

    July 29, 2021 – This recall involves Generac and DR 6500 watt and 8000 watt gasoline-powered portable generators. The portable generators have two-wheels and a single, U-shaped, two-grip, flip-up pin-lock handle to help move the generator.

     

    Only the generators listed below are included in this recall.

    Generac Portable Generator Models Affected:
    Unit Type Model Number First Serial Number Last Serial Number
    GP6500 G0076720 All All
    G0076800
    G0076800R
    G0076812
    G0076830
    G0076830R
    G0076902
    G0076902R
    G0076903
    GP6500E G0076820 All All
    G0076820R
    G0076822
    GP8000E G0076731 All All
    G0076751
    G0076751R
    G0076761
    G0076761R
    G0076861
    G0076861R
    Homelink 6500E G0068650 All All
    G0068651
    G0079960
    XT8000E G0064330 All All
    G0064331 3000037849 3005569372
    G0064340 All All
    G0064342
    XT8000EFI G0071620 All All
    G0071621 3003336356 3006597843
    G0071621R All All

    DR Portable Generator Models Affected:
    Unit Type Model Number First Serial Number Last Serial Number
    PRO 6500E GP16505DEN All All
    PRO 6500M GP16505DMN All All

    The model number and serial number can be found on the data plate, attached to the frame of the generator.

    Hazard Identified: The folding handle on the generators can pinch the user's fingers, posing an amputation and crush hazard, unless the locking pin has been properly inserted to secure the handle in place before and after moving the generator.

    As of June 29, 2021, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 8 reports of finger injuries, including seven reports of finger amputation and one crush injury.

    Number Sold: The company reported that approximately 4,574 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and approximately 321,160 units were sold in the United States.

    Time Period Sold: The affected products were sold from June 2013 to June 2021.

    Place of Origin: Manufactured in the United States of America and China.

    Companies:

    Distributor
    Generac Power Systems, Inc.
    Waukesha, WisconsinUNITED STATES
    Manufacturer
    Generac Power Systems, Inc.
    Jefferson, Wisconsin
    UNITED STATES
     
    What You Should Do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable generators, unless the locking pin has been properly inserted to secure the handle in place before and after moving the generator, and contact Generac for a free repair kit. 

    For more information, consumers may contact Generac Power Systems, Inc. by telephone toll-free at 1-844-242-3493 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT Monday to Friday, or accessing the Generac website.

    Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

    Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

    Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

    This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.

    Click HERE to view Health Canada Product Safety Alert.

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