Yamaha EF2000iS Portable Generator recalled due to fire hazard

Starting date:
December 12, 2019
Posting date:
December 12, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-71845

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Yamaha EF2000iS Portable Generator.
  • Issue: The fuel tank can crack, resulting in fuel leakage, posing a fire hazard.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generator and contact an authorized Yamaha generator dealer for a free repair.

Affected products

Yamaha EF2000iS Portable Generator

Product description

This recall involves the Yamaha EF2000iS portable generator. The recalled generator is blue in colour and has a small suitcase type housing with a top carry handle. The affected product can be identified by the model number, EF20iSX, and a serial number ranging from 7PB-0214343 through 7PB-0215853.

Hazard identified

The fuel tank material where the fuel petcock is installed may be brittle and can cause cracks in the tank, resulting in fuel leakage, posing a fire hazard.

As of December 9th, 2019, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 1500 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from July 2018 to October 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Japan

Companies

Distributor
Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd.
Toronto
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Yamaha Motor Company
2500 Shingai
Iwata-shi, Shizuoka-ken
438-8501
JAPAN

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generator and contact an authorized Yamaha generator dealer to schedule a free repair.

For more information, consumers may contact Yamaha Motor Canada Ltd. by telephone at 416-498-1911 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST, by email or online.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.