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.
American Honda recalls portable generators due to fire and burn hazards
Honda has recalled its EB2200i, EU2200i, portable generators. The portable generator’s inverter assembly can short-circuit with the presence of salt water. This causes the unit to smoke or catch fire, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers.
The recalled portable generators were sold with a red or camo cover. The name “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 generators were sold at authorized Honda Power Equipment Dealers, The Home Depot and other home improvement stores nationwide, and online from February 2018 through January 2020 for between $1,100 to $1,300.
Consumers who took part in the previous recall for these generators should also take part in this recall.
Call American Honda toll-free at 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 information.
Children’s tool kits fail safety requirements
Two models of Grizzly Children’s Tool Kits have been recalled. A number of pieces in the 11- and 12-piece kits contain excessive levels of lead, violating the federal lead content standard, or do not meet toy safety requirements.
The recalled Children’s Tool Kits have two different model numbers: H3044 and H5855. Model numbers are printed on the front upper right hand corner of the packaging. “Grizzly Industrial” is printed on multiple items of the tool kits.
The kits were sold at Grizzly Industrial’s showrooms nationwide and online from September 2002 through November 2019 for about $20.
Call Grizzly Industrial at 888-615-7944 anytime; or go online at www.grizzly.com and click on “Recalls.”
‘Wireless Power’ reclining furniture has fire hazard
This recall involves Southern Motion “Wireless Power” reclining furniture powered by lithium-ion batteries. The batteries, installed internally as an optional equipment upgrade in custom configurable reclining furniture, can overheat, posing a fire hazard.
The black rectangular batteries, visible when looking under the upholstery in the rear of the furniture in a black mounting bracket, are marked with the word ENouvation.
Recalled furniture has a white label on the back underside of the footrest ottoman which states “Options: WP”, indicating “Wireless Power”, along with the product’s unique serial, style, and cover fabric numbers and the custom production date.
The furniture was sold nationwide from January 2019 through September 2019 for between $1,000 and $2,500.
Call Southern Motion at 800-368-8865; or online at www.SouthernMotion.com and click on “Product Safety” for more information.