Honda has received 13 reports of the generator’s inverter assembly short-circuiting while in use, including 10 reports of fire.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) documents Safety Recall Report 20-090, reporting recalls on 4 models of Honda portable generators. They cannot estimate the percentage that will have the defect.
The portable generator’s inverter assembly can short circuit with the presence of salt water. This causes the unit to smoke or catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact a local authorized Honda Power Equipment service dealer to schedule a free repair. Consumers who took part in the previous recall for these generators should also take part in this recall.
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