Generac Portable Generators Recalled for Finger Amputations


In November 2022, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) again announced the recall of the Generac Portable Generators. This product was previously recalled in July 2021.

The product has been recalled because fingers can be pinched against the frame by an unlocked handle when the generator is being moved. As a result, the dangers and potential injuries include amputation of the finger and crushing of the finger.

There have been 37 reports of injuries, including 24 finger amputations and five finger crushings.

The name of the portable generators are Generac and DR 6500 Watt and 8000 Watt. They are sold at various hardware stores and home improvement stores throughout the country. Some of the sellers include Amazon, Ace Hardware, Costco, Home Depot, Lowe’s and True Value.

The recall pertains to the 6500-watt and 8000-watt Generac portable generators with unit type numbers XT8000E XT8000EFI, GP6500, GP6500E, GP8000E and HomeLink 6500E portable generators, and DR models PRO 6500M and PRO 6500E portable generators, including purchase dates of July 29, 2021, through November 3, 2022. The type of unit is set forth on the front of the generators. See also These generators contain a repair kit with cover handle guards, two wheels and a handle used to move them.

There are approximately 321,160 units, as well as 4,575 units that were sold in Canada.

If you have been hurt or injured by a Generac Portable Generator, or by any other defective product, contact us immediately to see if you can file a claim or complaint for compensation. The product liability attorneys at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation stand ready to assist individuals and families that have suffered as a result of the recent recall of the Generac Portable Generators.

The attorneys at Shoop A | Professional Law Corporation have successfully resolved numerous cases and claims involving defective products, including injuries suffered as a result of defective machinery. We are familiar dealing with the manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of defective products and in recovering for our clients after devastating injuries and even death.

You can count on our Los Angeles product liability attorneys to help you move forward and pursue the compensation you need.

(For more information, you can click here to visit the CPSC website page regarding this recall.)

Call the product liability attorneys at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation at (866) 884-1717 if you have been injured by a Generac Portable Generator for a free and confidential case evaluation. We are the recall product attorneys.

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