Name of Product:

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.

Recall Date:

November 10, 2022

Units:

About 321,160 (In addition, 4,575 were sold in Canada) These portable generators were previously recalled in July 2021

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves 6500-watt and 8000-watt Generac portable generators with unit type numbers XT8000E XT8000EFI, GP6500, GP6500E, GP8000E and HomeLink 6500E portable generators, and DR models PRO 6500M and PRO 6500E portable generators. This recall also involves all of these generators listed above purchased after July 29, 2021 through November 3, 2022, containing a repair kit which included full cover handle guards.  The generators have gasoline-powered engines that are used to generate electricity for use as backup power. 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 following generators are included in this recall. The unit type is identified on the front of the product.  The model and serial numbers are printed on a label on the product.  Consumers can also check specific unit type, model number, and serial number location information at www.generac.com/service-support/product-support-lookup.

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

Remedy:

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 consisting of a set of spacers to move the handle away from the frame, eliminating the pinch point. Customers who had responded to the original recall will automatically be sent a new kit.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received a total of 37 reports of injuries, 24 resulting in finger amputations and five 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(s):

Generac Power Systems, of Waukesha, Wisconsin

Manufactured In:

United States and China

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