Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Aug 02, 2021 in Defective Products
Generac has recalled hundreds of thousands of portable generators amid reports of consumers losing fingers when trying to move generators using the handle.
The recall was announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on July 29. The CPSC said consumers need to immediately discontinue use of any of the 32 recalled models. This recall affects approximately 321,160 units in the U.S. and 4,575 in Canada.
There are at least eight reports of consumers suffering injuries, including seven injuries that resulted in fingers being amputated. The generators have a U-shaped two-grip and a flip-up pin-lock handle that is meant to make it easier to move the generator. Unfortunately, fingers can get caught in between the portable handguard and metal rod while users are trying to move the generator around.
If you own any of the following models of Generac generators, you need to immediately stop using it. You should only use it again if the locking pin has been inserted to keep the handle guard in place to prevent anything from getting caught in between the handle and metal rod. Keep the handle locked each time you move the generator until you receive a repair kit from Generac.
You can find the model and serial numbers on the label or look it up online on the Generac website.
These generators were sold at well-known retailers across the nation, including:
These products were sold between June 2013 and June 2021 and cost between $790 and $1,480.
If you have one of the affected generators, contact Generac by phone (844-242-3493) or via their website to ask for a free repair kit.
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