Honda recalls over 200,000 generators due to fire hazard

(WVLT/WHNT) -- Honda announced a recall on over 200,000 portable generators due to potential a fire and burn hazard.

The announcement comes after several reports of fuel leaking from the fuel valve. The recall includes Honda EU2200i, EU2200i Companion and EB2200i generators. They were sold with a red or camouflage-colored cover with "Honda" and the generator model name printed on the control panel.

The equipment sold for about $1,100 to $1,300 at Honda Power Equipment Dealers, Home Depot and other home improvement stores nationwide and online from Feb. 2018 through Feb. 2019.

The following model numbers and serial number ranges are being recalled:

Model:

EB2200iTA
EU2200iTA
EU2200iTA1
EU2200iTA2
Start Serial No:

EAJT-1000001
EAMT-1000001
End Serial No:

EAJT-1005474
EAMT-1260796

Honda received 19 reports of fuel leaking from the valve, but no injuries have been reported.

Anyone with a recalled generator should stop using them and reach out to a local Honda Power Equipment service to schedule a free repair.

Anyone with questions should call American Honda toll free at 888-888-3139 or on the website.