Generac and DR Portable Generators Recalled due to Finger Amputation and Crush Hazards
December 5, 2022
Generac and DR Brand 6500 Watt and 8000 Watt Portable Generators.
Immediately stop using the recalled 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, updated repair kit.
This recall involves the Generac and DR brand 6500 watt and 8000 watt gasoline-powered portable generators on two wheels with a U-shaped flip-up handle for use when moving the generator. The affected generators can be identified by the model numbers in the tables. The model number and serial number can be found on the data plate, attached to the frame of the generator.
The folding handle on the side of 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.
Go HERE for more information on affected Model Numbers.
Update on incidents reported:
As of November 8, 2022, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received a total of 37 reports of injuries including 24 reports of finger amputation and 5 of crush injuries.
What you should do
Update: 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, updated repair kit.
Customers who responded to the original recall will automatically be sent a new kit. Please allow four weeks from the release of this notice for the processing of orders before inquiring if you have not yet received your 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.
Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Generac Power Systems, Inc.
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.