As a service to our readers and to promote electrical safety, here are some recent recall notices provided by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Visit www.cpsc.gov/en/recalls for full details of these recalls and for notices of many more.
Honda recalls portable generators
Honda has recalled two popular models of its popular portable generator — models EU2200i and EB2200i. The portable generator can leak gasoline from the fuel valve, posing fire and burn hazards. The recalled portable generators were sold with a red cover. The names “HONDA” and the generator model name are printed on the control panel. The serial number is located on a lower corner of one of the side panels of the generator. The following model numbers within a range of serial number are being recalled.
The generators were sold at Honda Power Equipment dealers and home improvement stores nationwide and online from February 2018 through February 2019 for about $1,100-$1,300.
Honda has received 19 reports of fuel leaking from the fuel valve. No injuries have been reported.
Call 888-888-3139; or go online at https://powerequipment.honda.com and click on “Recalls and Updates” at the bottom of the page for more detailed information.
More than a hot foot: heated socks recalled
Tech Gear 5.7’s Mobile Warming Performance Heated Socks are being recalled. The lithium-ion battery can overheat, melt or ignite when charged with a charger other than the one provided with the product, posing fire and burn hazards to the user. Only socks with serial numbers MW18A04-17-14, MW18A04-17-15, MW18A04-M4-10/W6-11 and MW18A04-M10-14 are included in the recall.
The socks heat when the battery is connected and is in the “on” position.
The socks were sold at sporting goods, workwear and farm supply stores nationwide and online from September through November 2018 for about $130. Tech Gear 5.7 has received four reports of batteries overheating, melting or igniting, resulting in minor property damage in two instances, and melting of the battery case in the others. No injuries have been reported.
Call 888-908-6024; or go online at www.mobilewarming.com and click on “Recall Information” for more information.