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#207658 - 11/16/12 12:22 PM HOT RECALL NOTICE IN THE SAFETY AND RECALL SECTION
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Hey my fellow sparkainators, I posted a recall from CPSC for the popular Honda EU200i portable generator. I myself don't always drift down that far on the board however if you have puchased a new one within the last year, you definently want to check it out.

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#207669 - 11/18/12 01:39 PM Re: HOT RECALL NOTICE IN THE SAFETY AND RECALL SECTION [Re: sparkyinak]
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Registered: 01/22/05
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Popular?

How can a generator that sells for 6x it's competition be 'popular?'

Wait. It is bought by many. It has a great reputation. It's quiet, tough, reliable. It runs forever on a thimble of gas. It's power quality is excellent.

Not quite the same as the Chitty-chitty-bang-bang version you can find at the auto parts & imports store.

OK, so no one's perfect. Oops. Compare this 'voluntary recall' though, to the lie & deny practiced by so many firms, whose "guarantee" is only an assertion that if anything breaks, it must be your fault.

There are lessons in this story.

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#207681 - 11/19/12 07:57 PM Re: HOT RECALL NOTICE IN THE SAFETY AND RECALL SECTION [Re: sparkyinak]
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Registered: 02/21/04
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Considering what the east coast has been through, I'm sure there's a few out there.. My company has a bad habit of buying gens on the cheap (Harbor Freight)so they tend to last a couple years (maybe!) A guy I work around has a Honda 2KW generator going on about 7 years old..

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#207745 - 11/24/12 09:03 AM Re: HOT RECALL NOTICE IN THE SAFETY AND RECALL SECTION [Re: sparkyinak]
harold endean Offline
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Registered: 02/16/02
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I am in northern NJ with John and we survived Sandy. The destruction around here was terrible Downed lines, poles, transformers etc. Lost power for 6 days and some people around here lost power for 2 weeks. Last Monday I had 15 new permits to plane review. 10 of them were for generators. Most gen sets were for whole houses gens.

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#207762 - 11/25/12 08:26 AM Re: HOT RECALL NOTICE IN THE SAFETY AND RECALL SECTION [Re: sparkyinak]
mikethebull Offline
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Registered: 03/18/07
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Loc: Rhode Island
Here in southern New England only a small amont of people lost power. But, it was still for two to four weeks. And all the home improvement stores were sold out of generators until recently.

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