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(Fox Business)   Portable generator recalled after seven finger amputations. No word on the other three digits   (foxbusiness.com) divider line
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2021-07-31 10:04:36 PM  
How many fingers did you say?

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2021-07-31 10:51:30 PM  
A 7 finger discount
 
2021-07-31 11:12:04 PM  
7 Finger Amputation is the name of my fusion polka 5 finger death-punch cover band
 
2021-08-01 1:14:44 AM  
Well duh, that's what happens when you buy the model that promises you triple digit savings after just one use.
 
2021-08-01 2:14:48 AM  
An unlocked handle can pinch fingers against the generator's frame when it's moved. The Waukesha, Wisconsin-based company has received eight reports of injuries related to the generators, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Seven of the injuries resulted in finger amputations and one ended in a finger crushing, according to the CPSC.


Worst fingerbang ever.
 
2021-08-01 2:47:13 AM  
Looks like I'll be buying my post-hurricane generator from Harbor Freight this year.
 
2021-08-01 2:53:34 AM  
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Sure it was a generator?
 
2021-08-01 3:10:31 AM  
Looking at the pic of the generator, I'm a bit confused about how you'd get your fingers chopped unless you did something pretty dumb/weird with it?  Always possible I'm just blind, wouldn't be the first or the thirty third time
 
2021-08-01 3:11:32 AM  
Direct link to CPSC recall page, for those who don't want to give Faux News the click revenue.

I can't begin to imagine how this handle could crush or amputate anyone's finger.  When you're using the handle to move the generator, it's extended... right?  Your hands are nowhere near the frame.

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2021-08-01 3:15:14 AM  
You'd thinking after losing the first finger, the person would have stopped.
 
2021-08-01 3:25:24 AM  
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2021-08-01 3:26:35 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: Direct link to CPSC recall page, for those who don't want to give Faux News the click revenue.

I can't begin to imagine how this handle could crush or amputate anyone's finger.  When you're using the handle to move the generator, it's extended... right?  Your hands are nowhere near the frame.

[cpsc.gov image 480x457]


Pinch points. Quite a nasty one.
 
2021-08-01 3:35:23 AM  
Grow a pair and know your machine's. If not you in the shallow end of the pool and get what you asked for. I tried of stupid people making money because there stupid. Why can't I get $1000000 because I know how to use "it" Vodka may have played a part in this post
 
2021-08-01 3:58:56 AM  

Drearyx: Man On Pink Corner: Direct link to CPSC recall page, for those who don't want to give Faux News the click revenue.

I can't begin to imagine how this handle could crush or amputate anyone's finger.  When you're using the handle to move the generator, it's extended... right?  Your hands are nowhere near the frame.

[cpsc.gov image 480x457]

Pinch points. Quite a nasty one.


Indeed!
Best guess is folks stuck their fingers between the hinges, thinking they were helping, then some other fellow lifted the handles and pinched that sh*t off.
Here's a few examples of the downward handles.
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Notice the gaps between the pivot points?

Here's the handles raised for lifting.
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That gap is tighter than a finger in a bum!

As the old adage goes, "Never stick yer fingers, where you wouldn't stick yer dick."
 
2021-08-01 4:01:49 AM  

Redh8t: Drearyx: Man On Pink Corner: Direct link to CPSC recall page, for those who don't want to give Faux News the click revenue.

I can't begin to imagine how this handle could crush or amputate anyone's finger.  When you're using the handle to move the generator, it's extended... right?  Your hands are nowhere near the frame.

[cpsc.gov image 480x457]

Pinch points. Quite a nasty one.

Indeed!
Best guess is folks stuck their fingers between the hinges, thinking they were helping, then some other fellow lifted the handles and pinched that sh*t off.
Here's a few examples of the downward handles.
[Fark user image 425x424]
Notice the gaps between the pivot points?

Here's the handles raised for lifting.
[Fark user image 425x290]
That gap is tighter than a finger in a bum!

As the old adage goes, "Never stick yer fingers, where you wouldn't stick yer dick."


So pretty much my weird/dumb shiat theory?

/thanks though, the lifted handles pic does make it a bit more understandable how it would happen at all
 
2021-08-01 4:10:08 AM  

Redh8t: Drearyx: Man On Pink Corner: Direct link to CPSC recall page, for those who don't want to give Faux News the click revenue.

I can't begin to imagine how this handle could crush or amputate anyone's finger.  When you're using the handle to move the generator, it's extended... right?  Your hands are nowhere near the frame.

[cpsc.gov image 480x457]

Pinch points. Quite a nasty one.

Indeed!
Best guess is folks stuck their fingers between the hinges, thinking they were helping, then some other fellow lifted the handles and pinched that sh*t off.
Here's a few examples of the downward handles.
[Fark user image image 425x424]
Notice the gaps between the pivot points?

Here's the handles raised for lifting.
[Fark user image image 425x290]
That gap is tighter than a finger in a bum!

As the old adage goes, "Never stick yer fingers, where you wouldn't stick yer dick."


Those handles probably lock in place with a pin. Best bet is the pin sheared while being moved, causing the handle to rotate while under load. If the generator was lifted enough to tip forward at time of pin failure, that handle could slam shut while the user was holding them.  User would also be exerting themselves since generators of this type are pretty freaking heavy.
 
2021-08-01 4:20:41 AM  
Oh dear.
 
2021-08-01 4:22:03 AM  

Redh8t: As the old adage goes, "Never stick yer fingers, where you wouldn't stick yer dick."


Remember, Fark is not your personal erotica site.

That xt8000efi weights 216 pounds. That would be about 100 pounds of squeezing if there was no mechanical advantage due to the hinge. I'm guessing on the setup but the other pictures look sort of like they could provide a 10:1 so fingers aren't going to have a nice time in there.  What you are willing to put in there, is your business.
 
2021-08-01 4:23:10 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Redh8t: Drearyx: Man On Pink Corner: Direct link to CPSC recall page, for those who don't want to give Faux News the click revenue.

I can't begin to imagine how this handle could crush or amputate anyone's finger.  When you're using the handle to move the generator, it's extended... right?  Your hands are nowhere near the frame.

[cpsc.gov image 480x457]

Pinch points. Quite a nasty one.

Indeed!
Best guess is folks stuck their fingers between the hinges, thinking they were helping, then some other fellow lifted the handles and pinched that sh*t off.
Here's a few examples of the downward handles.
[Fark user image 425x424]
Notice the gaps between the pivot points?

Here's the handles raised for lifting.
[Fark user image 425x290]
That gap is tighter than a finger in a bum!

As the old adage goes, "Never stick yer fingers, where you wouldn't stick yer dick."

So pretty much my weird/dumb shiat theory?

/thanks though, the lifted handles pic does make it a bit more understandable how it would happen at all


Yes, it's your theory.
Sorry I skipped your post. I went back and gave you a smart. :)

With that behind us, I think it's important for folks to see and understand the danger, as opposed to just telling them something is dangerous.

/You should check out my OnlyFans page. I show in detail why folks shouldn't put wireless vibrators up their ass without a tether.
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2021-08-01 4:28:24 AM  
These generators are serial crushers?
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2021-08-01 4:28:40 AM  

Ted and Peppy: Grow a pair and know your machine's. If not you in the shallow end of the pool and get what you asked for. I tried of stupid people making money because there stupid. Why can't I get $1000000 because I know how to use "it" Vodka may have played a part in this post


a lot of items were recalled and no longer sold because of drunk uncles. the old Honda ATC's with great big rubber tires, for instance. and Lawn Darts. drunk uncles. the a holes.
 
2021-08-01 4:40:27 AM  

DON.MAC: Redh8t: As the old adage goes, "Never stick yer fingers, where you wouldn't stick yer dick."

Remember, Fark is not your personal erotica site.


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2021-08-01 4:57:20 AM  
There are at least 16 other appendages left for a male:
10 toes
2 ears
1 nose
2 nipples
1 penis

So maybe he will go for a record. Did I miss any possible goals for him to pursue? Maybe lips?
 
2021-08-01 5:07:13 AM  
I still don't understand how your fingers end up anywhere near the pinch points.
 
2021-08-01 5:12:25 AM  

Ted and Peppy: Grow a pair and know your machine's. If not you in the shallow end of the pool and get what you asked for. I tried of stupid people making money because there stupid. Why can't I get $1000000 because I know how to use "it" Vodka may have played a part in this post


🙄
 
2021-08-01 5:15:33 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: Direct link to CPSC recall page, for those who don't want to give Faux News the click revenue.

I can't begin to imagine how this handle could crush or amputate anyone's finger.  When you're using the handle to move the generator, it's extended... right?  Your hands are nowhere near the frame.

[cpsc.gov image 480x457]


Hey Cleetus, stick your finger right here...
 
2021-08-01 5:29:18 AM  

gregscott: There are at least 16 other appendages left for a male:
10 toes
2 ears
1 nose
2 nipples
1 penis

So maybe he will go for a record. Did I miss any possible goals for him to pursue? Maybe lips?


Outie naval...
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There are nerves in there that will make your nethers tingle. Try it right now. Take your index or pinky finger and slowly push directly into your stomach. Did you feel it?
Try it while juggling your junk

/not my personal erotica, Pffft!
 
2021-08-01 5:32:29 AM  
In retrospect, the miniature guillotine in front of the electric starter switch, included as a fun surprise, failed on one of those two fronts.
 
2021-08-01 5:54:00 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: I still don't understand how your fingers end up anywhere near the pinch points.


Two or three guys loading it in a truck would be my guess. One guy gets his hand in a pinch point and another uses the handle.
 
2021-08-01 6:20:36 AM  

Redh8t: As the old adage goes, "Never stick yer fingers, where you wouldn't stick yer dick."


My grandpa's version was "Never put your dick anywhere you wouldn't put your tongue."

Really, rather sage advice when you think about all the applicable contexts...
 
2021-08-01 6:27:19 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: I still don't understand how your fingers end up anywhere near the pinch points.


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2021-08-01 6:58:24 AM  
"Honey the generator cut off my finger."
"Was it the whole finger?"
"No, the one right next to it."
 
2021-08-01 7:04:07 AM  
I'm gonna lose 'em all
A seven finger army couldn't hold me back
It's gonna rip 'em off
Taking my digits right behind the grip
 
2021-08-01 7:07:57 AM  

Ted and Peppy: Grow a pair and know your machine's. If not you in the shallow end of the pool and get what you asked for. I tried of stupid people making money because there stupid. Why can't I get $1000000 because I know how to use "it" Vodka may have played a part in this post


The shallow end of the pool is where a lot of broken neck injuries happen.
 
2021-08-01 7:15:48 AM  

UncleDirtNap: "Honey the generator cut off my finger."
"Was it the whole finger?"
"No, the one right next to it."


related:

One bear says to the other:
"I ate a little girl yesterday"

Other bear say:
"Oh yeah? Did you eat her whole?"

First bear says:
"Nah, I spit that part out"
 
2021-08-01 7:30:10 AM  

sinko swimo: Ted and Peppy: Grow a pair and know your machine's. If not you in the shallow end of the pool and get what you asked for. I tried of stupid people making money because there stupid. Why can't I get $1000000 because I know how to use "it" Vodka may have played a part in this post

a lot of items were recalled and no longer sold because of drunk uncles. the old Honda ATC's with great big rubber tires, for instance. and Lawn Darts. drunk uncles. the a holes.


Your drunk Uncle left you, let it go.
 
2021-08-01 7:31:16 AM  

bughunter: Redh8t: As the old adage goes, "Never stick yer fingers, where you wouldn't stick yer dick."

My grandpa's version was "Never put your dick anywhere you wouldn't put your tongue."

Really, rather sage advice when you think about all the applicable contexts...


Squirrely Dan's Relationship
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/Never tossed a salad, but certainly farked a bottom.
//Not once did I develop the inclination to taste the jammie dodger.
 
2021-08-01 7:36:46 AM  
i was going to guess it was a drop down and slide up handle. those drop down the side baby cribs were so farking dangerous.
 
2021-08-01 7:41:51 AM  
it appears the recall is a "repair" not an exchange or refund, guessing simple fix to the design
 
2021-08-01 7:54:23 AM  

sinko swimo: Ted and Peppy: Grow a pair and know your machine's. If not you in the shallow end of the pool and get what you asked for. I tried of stupid people making money because there stupid. Why can't I get $1000000 because I know how to use "it" Vodka may have played a part in this post

a lot of items were recalled and no longer sold because of drunk uncles. the old Honda ATC's with great big rubber tires, for instance. and Lawn Darts. drunk uncles. the a holes.


Good friend of mine frowi
 
TWX
2021-08-01 8:04:42 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: Direct link to CPSC recall page, for those who don't want to give Faux News the click revenue.

I can't begin to imagine how this handle could crush or amputate anyone's finger.  When you're using the handle to move the generator, it's extended... right?  Your hands are nowhere near the frame.

[cpsc.gov image 480x457]


One rather poor youtube video I found showed that in order to install and remove the pin that keeps the handle in place, one must reach into the pinch-point underneath of the hinge of the handle to slide that pin in sideways.  If the handle were to drop while doing this then the mechanical advantage with the long lever arm would do bad things to whatever was in that space.
 
2021-08-01 8:58:23 AM  

TWX: Man On Pink Corner: Direct link to CPSC recall page, for those who don't want to give Faux News the click revenue.

I can't begin to imagine how this handle could crush or amputate anyone's finger.  When you're using the handle to move the generator, it's extended... right?  Your hands are nowhere near the frame.

[cpsc.gov image 480x457]

One rather poor youtube video I found showed that in order to install and remove the pin that keeps the handle in place, one must reach into the pinch-point underneath of the hinge of the handle to slide that pin in sideways.  If the handle were to drop while doing this then the mechanical advantage with the long lever arm would do bad things to whatever was in that space.


I wonder if a yellow caution sticker is part of  the fix.  "don't put digits here" or a gruesome diagram of severed fingers.  that's what we do. Fingers are cheap.  no one died.  They learned a lesson. and a lawyer got a free vacation for 5.
 
2021-08-01 9:26:35 AM  

Redh8t: As the old adage goes, "Never stick yer fingers, where you wouldn't stick yer dick."


I don't know, I'd never stick my dick in my nose, but my fingers are in there all the time.
 
2021-08-01 9:35:28 AM  

Redh8t: Drearyx: Man On Pink Corner: Direct link to CPSC recall page, for those who don't want to give Faux News the click revenue.

I can't begin to imagine how this handle could crush or amputate anyone's finger.  When you're using the handle to move the generator, it's extended... right?  Your hands are nowhere near the frame.

[cpsc.gov image 480x457]

Pinch points. Quite a nasty one.

Indeed!
Best guess is folks stuck their fingers between the hinges, thinking they were helping, then some other fellow lifted the handles and pinched that sh*t off.
Here's a few examples of the downward handles.
[Fark user image 425x424]
Notice the gaps between the pivot points?

Here's the handles raised for lifting.
[Fark user image 425x290]
That gap is tighter than a finger in a bum!

As the old adage goes, "Never stick yer fingers, where you wouldn't stick yer dick."


something something slatted chair, something something so very scared, help.
 
2021-08-01 9:37:33 AM  
Seems appropriate:

Bill Engvall - Stupid People (Here's Your Sign)
Youtube ZBjelRDKHUk
 
2021-08-01 10:13:38 AM  
I have three in-line ads in this thread...all for northern tool generators.
 
2021-08-01 10:15:49 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: Direct link to CPSC recall page, for those who don't want to give Faux News the click revenue.

I can't begin to imagine how this handle could crush or amputate anyone's finger.  When you're using the handle to move the generator, it's extended... right?  Your hands are nowhere near the frame.

[cpsc.gov image 480x457]


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That hinge mechanism doesn't look so friendly.
 
2021-08-01 10:38:27 AM  

TWX: One rather poor youtube video I found showed that in order to install and remove the pin that keeps the handle in place, one must reach into the pinch-point underneath of the hinge of the handle to slide that pin in sideways.  If the handle were to drop while doing this then the mechanical advantage with the long lever arm would do bad things to whatever was in that space.


So the pin was an afterthought (after someone got hurt) and they let it slide?
 
2021-08-01 11:07:40 AM  

MythDragon: Redh8t: As the old adage goes, "Never stick yer fingers, where you wouldn't stick yer dick."

I don't know, I'd never stick my dick in my nose, but my fingers are in there all the time.


You would if you could...
Honestly, if I could touch my dick to my nose. I wouldn't have a Fark account.
I'd be on onlyfans, and you'd be paying to watch.
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Preverts!
 
2021-08-01 11:14:35 AM  
Sometimes you get to the Baseball HOF.
3-Fingered Mordecai Brown - The T206 Collection, The Players & Their Stories
Youtube F-eJQNfZ9RU
 
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