Health Canada Recalls Generac and DR Portable Generators for Finger Amputation Risk – Business News

Risk of amputation due to recall

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Health Canada is retiring portable generators of the Generac and DR brands after reports of finger amputations in the United States

Affected models are the 6,500-watt and 8,000-watt portable gasoline generators from Generac and DR, which is a subsidiary of Generac.

The units have two wheels and a U-shaped fold-away handle, and Health Canada shared the affected model numbers in its recall notice on Friday.

Health Canada states that the folding handle can pinch the user’s fingers unless the locking pin has been properly inserted to secure the handle in place before and after moving the generator.

No injuries were reported in Canada as of November 8, but there are 24 reports of finger amputations and five crush injuries in the United States.

Health Canada is telling consumers to stop using the generators unless the locking pin was used to secure the handle before and after moving the generator and to contact Generac for a free, updated repair kit.

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