Recall date: February 23, 2012
Recall number: 12-118

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Gas Powered Backpack Blower
Hazard:
The fuel line between the fuel tank and carburetor could have been damaged during assembly leading to fuel leakage, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:
Repair
Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact ECHO toll-free at (800) 432-3246 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.echo-usa.com

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 16,000
Description:

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Description and Models:

This recall involves two models of the ECHO 2-cycle gas powered backpack blowers. The 25.4 cc blowers are orange and black in color and "ECHO" is printed on the pull starter housing and blower tube. Model numbers are on a label near the pull starter handle. Serial numbers are on a label near the gas filler cap. Models and corresponding serial numbers included in this recall:

 

ModelSerial Numbers
PB-265L P093121 35519 through P093121 50152
PB-265L P078110 20732 through P078110 22309
Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

 
Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the backpack blowers and return them to an authorized ECHO servicing dealer for a free repair.

Sold At:

Home Depot and authorized ECHO dealers from August 2011 through January 2012 for about $270.

Manufacturer(s):
ECHO Inc., of Lake Zurich, Ill.
Manufactured In:
United States