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Generac® and DR® 6500 Watt and 8000-Watt portable generators

Description: This recall involves 6500-watt and 8000-watt Generac portable generators with unit type numbers XT8000E XT8000EFI, GP6500, GP6500E, GP8000E and HomeLink 6500E portable generators, and DR models PRO 6500M and PRO 6500E portable generators. This recall also involves all of these generators listed above purchased after July 29, 2021 through November 3, 2022, containing a repair kit which included full cover handle guards. The generators have gasoline-powered engines that are used to generate electricity for use as backup power. The portable generators have two-wheels and a single, U-shaped, two-grip, flip-up pin-lock handle to help move the generator. Only the following generators are included in this recall. The unit type is identified on the front of the product. The model and serial numbers are printed on a label on the product. Consumers can also check specific unit type, model number, and serial number location information at Unit Type Model Number First Serial Number Last Serial Number XT8000E G0064330 G0064331 3000037849 3005569372 G0064340 G0064342 XT8000EFI G0071620 G0071621 3003336356 3006597843 G0071621R GP6500 G0076720 G0076800 G0076800R G0076812 G0076830 G0076830R G0076902 G0076902R G0076903 GP6500E G0076820 G0076820R G0076822 GP8000E G0076731 G0076751 G0076751R G0076761 G0076761R G0076861 G0076861R PRO 6500M GP16505DMN GP16505DMNR PRO 6500E GP16505DEN HomeLink 6500E G0068650 G0068651 G0079960 [Learn More]

About 321,160 (In addition, 4,575 were sold in Canada) These portable generators were previously recalled in July 2021 units were affected by this recall.

Generac® and DR® 6500 Watt and 8000-Watt portable generators
CPSC Reannounces Recall of Generac Portable Generators; Additional Finger Amputation and Crushing Injury Reported; New Repair Kit Available

Recalled XT8000E Generator. Recalled XT8000EFI Generator

Generac® and DR® 6500 Watt and 8000-Watt portable generators Recall Information

Country of OriginUnited States
Recall Date11/10/2022
Recall ID9449
Recall Number23040
HazardAn unlocked handle can pinch consumers' fingers against the generator frame when the generator is moved, posing finger amputation and crushing hazards.
InjuriesThe firm has received a total of 37 reports of injuries, 24 resulting in finger amputations and five in finger crushing.
RemedyConsumers should immediately stop using the recalled portable generators, unless the locking pin has been inserted to secure the handle in place before and after moving the generator, and 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 had responded to the original recall will automatically be sent a new kit.
Remedy OptionRepair
ContactGenerac toll-free at 844-242-3493 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at or and click on Important Safety Information for more information.
Last Updated11/10/2022
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