In March 2020, American Honda Motor Company recalled approximately 340,000 generators sold around the country due to a mechanical issue that causes the generators to spark and even catch flame. Honda is looking to recall and replace all the affected models.
The current set of recalled generators were sold between February 2018 and January 2020. Most commonly, these generators were sold at home improvement stores, and have been sold mainly at The Home Depot stores.
What is Causing the Mechanical Issues?
The malfunction takes place when salt water enters the unit, causing the sparking, smoking, and even fire to occur. Most users note that they didn’t know that any water was entering the generators, so this may be unintentional or unknown to the user of the generator. Water may enter through the air and be unknown to the owner of the generators.
Common Injuries Reported by Victims
The most common injuries victims have experienced are painful 2nd and 3rd degree burns. In addition to the pain caused by the burns, some victims find that the financial burden of nursing themselves back to health is taxing. Other injuries may include scrapes and bruises that may occur when people try to fix their broken generators on their own.
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The recall is aimed at the following Honda units: EB2200i, EU2200i Companion, and EU2200i Camp Portable. This is not the first time Honda has recalled generators for the same issue. The current generators are red in color, with the word “Honda” on the side, and with the above unit model number printed at the base near the control panel. If your Honda generator matches one of the above model units, Honda is currently accepting them for a replacement.
Injured? We Can Help You
If you currently own one of the recalled generators, and suffered injuries or damage due to smoking, short-circuiting, or flames of your unit, call the experienced defective product lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at 800-794-0444 today. We are available to discuss your legal options with you 24/7. All consultations are free, and you pay nothing unless we secure a settlement or verdict on your behalf.