American Honda Recalls Portable Generators

June 27, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Portable Generator Battery

Units: About 2,500

Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Co. of Torrance, Calif.

Hazard: The hazard labels attached to the batteries used on the generators are printed in Japanese instead of English. As a result, consumers handling the battery may not be able to adequately avoid risks associated with the batteries.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: Only portable generator model numbers EM4000SX, EM5000SXK3 and EM6500SXK2 with hazard labels printed in Japanese are affected. The word Honda and the model numbers are located on the side of the generator. The battery is located above the wheel. The model number and serial numbers are located on the generator frame. The recalled serial numbers are:

Model Number Serial Number
EM4000SX EBRC-1000015 to 1000518
EM5000SXK3 EBMC-1000005 to 1001184
EM6500SXK2 EBJC-1000017 to 1000857

Sold at: Honda power equipment dealers nationwide from January 2011 to March 2011 for between $2,250 and $2,890.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: American Honda is contacting consumers and giving them the correct label. Consumers can either install the label themselves or contact a Honda dealer to install the label for free.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact American Honda between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday toll-free at (888) 888-3139 or visit the firm’s website at www.hondapowerequipment.com/products/recalls

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: www.saferproducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.

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