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Honda Motor Company Recalls Portable Generators

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the American Honda Motor Company, Inc., of Torrance, California, announced a voluntary recall of portable generators Thursday, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The recall involves approximately 150,600 Honda gasoline-powered portable generators with model number EU2000i and serial numbers EAAJ-2260273 through EAAJ-2485025. The generators are black and red in color or have a camouflage design, according to the news release.

The portable generators are being recalled because the generator's fuel hose can leak, posing fire and burn hazards, officials said.

Officials said Honda is aware of four incidents of fuel leaks but said no fires or injuries have been reported.

The generators were sold at Honda Power Equipment dealers, as well as several stores including Camping World, Gander Mountain, Grainger, Hertz Rental, John Deere, National Pump & Compressor, Northern Tool, Scheels Sporting, Sportsman's Warehouse, Sunbelt Rentals, True Value, United Rentals, White Cap and Wholesale Sports store nationwide, according to the news release.

Officials said the generators were also sold online from October 2011 through September 2012 for between $1,150 and $1,400.

"Honda," "EU converter" and the model number 2000i are printed on the side of the generator and "Companion" is printed on the side of some EU2000i models, officials said.

The serial number is located on the lower right side, rear corner of the generator, officials said.

Consumers who purchased a Honda generator are advised to immediately stop using the generators and to contact the nearest Honda Power Equipment dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair.

For more information on the recall, visit http://powerequipment.honda.com and click on "Recalls and Updates" under "Service and Support".