Generac and DR Generators Recall Lawsuit

Generac and DR generators have been recalled due to the risk of finger crushing or amputation. Learn more below.

Generac has announced a recall of Generac and DR portable generators, citing the risk of amputation and crushing of fingers.

The recall was announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which stated that the generator’s “handle can pinch consumers’ fingers against the generator frame when the generator is moved, posing finger amputation and crushing hazards.”

Generac has received 37 reports of injuries, resulting in five crushed fingers and 24 finger amputations.

What generators are included in the recalls?

The recall reannouncement made in November 2022 was an update of a previous recall of the same products in July 2021.

The recall affects about 321,000 6500- and 8000-watt generators marketed under the brand names Generac and DR. The recalled generators were sold at home improvement and hardware stores nationwide between June 2013 and June 2021.

Consumers in possession of the recalled Generac and DR generators are instructed to stop use of the portable generators immediately.

Generac To Pay $15.8 Million in Civil Penalty Settlement

Generac did not immediately share the reports of injuries with the CPSC, which is required by law. Since Generac failed to immediately report the product defects, the CPSC set a steep civil penalty of $15,800,000 upon the company.

By the time Generac filed a report with the CPSC, there were already five reports of consumers suffering injuries from the generators crushing or cutting off fingers. These injuries required hospitalization, surgery, and/or sutures. 

As of May 5, 2023, Generac agreed to pay the settlement.

The settlement agreement with the CPSC requires Generac to maintain a compliance program designed to follow the Consumer Product Safety Act (CPSA) within their company. Generac will also file annual reports of their compliance with the program for a period of three years. 

Questions About a Generac or DR Generators Lawsuit? Contact a Johnson//Becker Lawyer for a Free Case Review.

If you or a loved one suffered an injury while using a Generac or DR portable generator, you may want to speak with the lawyers at Johnson//Becker, PLLC. We are actively filing new product liability lawsuits across the country, and you may be entitled to financial compensation.

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