Yamaha recently recalled one of their portable generators due to concerns that the fuel tank can leak gasoline and pose a fire hazard.
On Nov. 26, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of 2018 and 2019 Yamaha EF2000iS portable generators.
The fuel tank on these portable generators can reportedly leak gasoline, posing a risk for fire and related burns. No incidents or injuries have been reported to the CPSC.
The 2018 and 2019 Yamaha EF2000iS portable generators are blue with the model name printed on the control panel. The recalled generators were reportedly manufactured in Japan and have serial numbers ranging 4543288 through 4553706. Serial numbers can be found on the label below the generators exhaust outlet, found on the left side.
The recalled products were sold exclusively at Yamaha Motorsports dealers for around $900 between June 2018 and October 2019. Around 10,100 units are included in the recent Yamaha recall.
Consumers who purchased the recalled generators are encouraged to stop using the products and contact a Yamaha dealer to schedule a free repair of the issue. Yamaha is reportedly contacting registered owners of the recalled generators about repairing the gasoline leak.
If consumers have any further questions about the recall or if they wish to speak to the manufacturer about free repairs, they can call Yamaha at any time at their toll free number: 866-788-7398.
This is not the first nor even the second similar recall this year. There have been two other generator recalls in 2019 due to concerns that the devices can leak gasoline and pose a fire hazard.
In March 2019, Honda recalled their EU2200i, EU2200i Companion, and EB2200i portable generators due to a similar gasoline leak. Around 200,000 units were affected by this recall.
Honda reportedly received 19 reports of fuel leaking from the generators’ fuel valves but no reports of injuries. Like the recent Yamaha recall, the Honda recall included free repairs as the remedy.
In May 2019, FIRMAN recalled a larger portable generator due to concerns that the generator’s carbon canister was at risk of leaking gas. Around 19,000 units were affected by the recall, all of which were reportedly sold at Costco earlier in 2019.
Consumers had the option to return the generators for a full refund of the around $500 purchase price or to take the generators to a FIRMAN repair center for free repairs.
When products are the subject of a public voluntary recall or a mandatory recall, federal law prohibits these items from being sold. The CPSC helps manage these and other recalls so that consumers are protected from a variety of fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazards.
Deaths, injuries, and property damage from these hazards reportedly costs the nation more than $1 trillion each year. By initiating recalls and setting safety standards, the CPSC has reportedly helped to cut down on death and injury rates due to defective products such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, household chemicals, and other consumer products.
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