Reported Finger Crushing and Amputations Lead to Generac Portable Generators Recall
On July 29, 2021, Generac® and DR® initiated a recall of several models of their 6500- and 8000-watt portable generators due to a pinching hazard. The Generac power systems feature gas-powered engines for use as backup power, as well as two wheels and a flip-up, pin-lock handle intended to help a user easily move the generator’s heavy frame. However, if the pin-lock is not properly secured and the handle remains unlocked, a user’s fingers can get pinched between the handle and the frame of the generator. A serious finger pinching can lead to amputation. Unfortunately, the recall comes after at least eight reports of injuries surfaced, including seven reports describing finger amputations.
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s recall alert, the massive recall affects over 300,000 generators sold at major home improvement and hardware stores online and in-store between June 2013 and June 2021. The recalled generators ranged in price from $790 to $1380 and could be found at major retailers including but not limited to Ace Hardware, Amazon, Costco, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and Napa Auto Parts.
The recall urges users to immediately stop using the recalled portable generators unless the locking pin is properly secured before and after moving the systems. Burg Simpson is investigating potential claims on behalf of those who suffered a finger-pinching injury while moving their Generac power systems.
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If you or a loved one suffered an injury while moving a Generac portable generator, call one of the Cincinnati products liability lawyers in Burg Simpson’s Ohio office today. Our experienced team of products liability attorneys has years of experience taking on the biggest manufacturers in the world. They know what it takes to fight for the compensation you deserve. Call 513-852-5600 to discuss your potential claim, or fill out our contact form for a FREE no-obligation consultation today.