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Generac Recalls Portable Generators Due to Finger Amputation and Crushing Hazards

Generac Inc.,  has recalled approximately 400,000 portable generators due to risk of amputation and serious injury.

Recalled is the XT8000E Generator

Generac® and DR® 6500 Watt and 8000 Watt portable generators
 
Hazard: An unlocked handle can pinch consumers’ fingers against the generator frame when the generator is moved, posing finger amputation and crushing hazards. 
Remedy: Repair. 

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable generators, unless the locking pin has been inserted to secure the handle in place before and after moving the generator, and contact Generac for a free repair kit. 

Consumer Contact: Generac toll-free at 844-242-3493 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.generac.com/handleguard or www.generac.com and click on Important Safety Information for more information. 


Unit Type

 

Model Number

 

First Serial Number

 

Last Serial Number

 

XT8000E

 

G0064330

         
 

G0064331

 

3000037849

 

3005569372

 
 

G0064340

         
 

G0064342

         

XT8000EFI

 

G0071620

         
 

G0071621

 

3003336356

 

3006597843

 
 

G0071621R

         

GP6500

 

G0076720

         
 

G0076800

         
 

G0076800R

         
 

G0076812

         
 

G0076830

         
 

G0076830R

         
 

G0076902

         
 

G0076902R

         
 

G0076903

         

GP6500E

 

G0076820

         
   

G0076820R

         
   

G0076822

         

GP8000E

 

G0076731

         
 

G0076751

         
 

G0076751R

         
 

G0076761

         
 

G0076761R

         
 

G0076861

         
 

G0076861R

         

PRO 6500M

 

GP16505DMN

         
 

GP16505DMNR

         

PRO 6500E

 

GP16505DEN

         

HomeLink 6500E

 

G0068650

         
 

G0068651

         
 

G0079960

         

Incidents/Injuries: Generac has received eight reports of injuries, seven resulting in finger amputations and one in finger crushing. 

Sold at: Major home improvement and hardware stores nationwide and online, including Ace Hardware, Amazon, Blain’s Farm & Fleet, City Electric Supply, Costco, Do it Best, Fastenal, Home Depot, Lowe’s Stores, Napa Auto Parts, Northern Tool & Equipment, Orgill, Power Equipment Direct, Ravitsky Bros., True Value, and W.W. Grainger from June 2013 through June 2021 for between $790 and $1,480.

Manufacturer: Generac Power Systems, of Waukesha, Wis.

Manufactured in: United States and China

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