Unlocked Handle May Cause Finger Injuries While Moving the Generator

Effective July 29, 2021. Generac PowerSystems. Waukesha Wisconsin.

This is a public service message. Norwall does not have the handle guards.

Generac has recalled 6500-Watt and 8000-Watt Portable Generators manufactured between 2013 and 2021. The recall affects more than 325,000 Generators sold in the United States and Canada sold since 2013.

This recall involves 6500-watt and 8000-watt Generac portable generators with the following Generator Product Names: XT8000E, XT8000EFI, GP6500, GP6500E, GP8000E and HomeLink 6500E portable generators, and DR models PRO 6500M and PRO 6500E portable generators.

Do not use a recalled generator until after repair.

Per the Consumer Product Safety Commission: “An unlocked handle can pinch consumers’ fingers against the generator frame when the generator is moved, posing finger amputation and crushing hazards.”

The recalls affects Generac and DR Branded portable generators.

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The recall provides affected generator owners with a handle guard that prevents injuries caused when the handle is not locked and the generator is moved. An unlocked handle can pinch the user’s fingers against the frame while moving the generator.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Generac PowerSystems state that consumers should not use affected products until the handle guard is installed.

Generac 6500 and 8000 Recall

 

Generator Type Model Number First Serial Number Last Serial Number

XT8000E

 

 

 

G0064330    
G0064331 3000037849 3005569372
G0064340    
G0064342    

XT8000EFI

 

 

G0071620    
G0071621 3003336356 3006597843
G0071621R    

GP6500

 

 

 

G0076720    
G0076800    
G0076800R    
G0076812    
G0076830    
G0076830R    
G0076902    
G0076902R    
G0076903    
GP6500E G0076820    
  G0076820R    
  G0076822    
GP8000E G0076731    
G0076751    
G0076751R    
G0076761    
G0076761R    
G0076861    
G0076861R    

PRO 6500M

 

GP16505DMN    
GP16505DMNR    
PRO 6500E GP16505DEN    

HomeLink 6500E

 

 

G0068650    
G0068651    
G0079960    

 

Consumers may contact Generac for a handle guard that prevents injury caused by

Generac Toll Free 844-242-3493 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday or visit  www.generac.com/handleguard.

At the Generac Page, click on “where’s my serial number” to find the serial number on your generator.

To receive the handle guard that prevents injury:

  1. Click on the “Get Started” Button.
  2. Enter the Generator Serial Number
  3. Fill out the address form and submit.

The Address form does not change your registration address and is only used for shipping the handle guard.