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Even This Company Builds Some Lemons

If any brand name is synonymous with “reliability” it would be Honda. The Japanese company…

  • January 12, 2018

If any brand name is synonymous with “reliability” it would be Honda. The Japanese company is renowned for building quality products – but even they can build some lemons.

Some of those lemons are downright dangerous. Case in point: the company is having to recall around 34,000 generators due to a fire hazard.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the faulty Honda portable generators were sold by Authorized Honda Power Equipment dealers and Home Depot stores nationwide from September 2016 through November 2017 for about $1,150.

The carburetors on these units can leak gasoline, posing fire and burn hazards.

Honda has received 38 reports of fuel leakage from the generators. No fires or injuries have been reported. Yet.

Model Numbers, Descriptions

This recall involves Honda portable gasoline generators with model numbers EB2800i and EG2800i. The recalled portable generators have a red front cover and a black metal frame.

The EB2800i has a silver-colored control panel and the EG2800i has a black-colored control panel.  “HONDA” and the generator model number are printed on the control panel.

The serial number is located on a lower black metal frame towards the rear of the generator. The following model numbers, serial numbers and production date ranges are included in this recall:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact a local authorized Honda Power Equipment service dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair.

If you even think you have one of these units, call American Honda toll-free at 888-888-3139 from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at and click on “Recalls and Updates” at the bottom of the page for more information.

This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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