TAMPA, Fla. — American Honda is recalling about 340,000 portable generators because the generator's inverter assembly can short circuit and catch on fire.
Honda has received at least 10 reports of fires, but no injuries have been reported. The generators were sold at Home Depot and other home improvement stores nationwide from February 2018 through January 2020 for between $1,100 to $1,300.
The generators were previously recalled in 2019 for similar reasons.
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The recall involves Honda EB2200i, EU2200i, EU2200i Companion and EU2200i Camo portable generators. The recalled portable generators were sold with a red or Camo cover. The name “HONDA” and the generator model name are printed on the control panel. The serial number is located on a lower corner of one of the side panels of the generator.
|Model Name||Serial Number Range|
|EB2200i||EAJT -1000001 thru 1011342|
|EAMT-1000001 thru 2098790|
|EU2200i Companion||EAMT-1000001 thru 2098790|
|EU2200i Camo||EAMT-1000001 thru 2098790|
Honda is contacting known purchases directly, but consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators. You can contact an authorized Honda Power Equipment service dealer for a free repair. According to the recall, consumers who took part in the previous recall should also take part in this recall.