The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a recall of Generac portable generators after reports of finger amputation and crushing injuries.

The recall involves 6,500 watt and 8,000 watt Generac portable generators with the following Unit Type Numbers:

-  XT8000E

- XT8000EFI

- GP6500

- GP6500E

- GP8000E

The recall also includes HomeLink 6500E portable generators and DR models PRO 6500M and PRO 6500E portable generators purchased between July 3, 2021 and November 3, 2022 containing a repair kit including full cover handle guards. The generators also have engines that are used to generate electricity for backup power.

The recalled products have two wheels and a single U-shaped two-grip flip-up pin-lock handle to move the generator.

An unlocked handle can pinch a user's fingers against the generator frame when the generator is moved which poses a risk for finger amputation and crushing hazards. 

At this time, a total of 37 injury reports have been received. 24 of which resulted in finger amputation and another five resulting in finger crushing.

This isn't the first time this product was recalled, as it was also recalled in July of 2021 for the same reason.

Consumers who have purchased a recalled product have the option to contact Generac for a free repair kit consisting of a set of spacers to move the handle away from the frame eliminating the pinch point. 

Customers who have responded to the previous recall will automatically be sent a new kit.

To view a full list of products affected by this recall, click here.