The blower’s shoulder straps, plastic buckles, or the anti-static ground wire can be drawn into the blower fan and fan housing causing plastic pieces to be expelled from the machine, posing laceration and impact hazards.
ECHO at 800-432-3246 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.echo-usa.com and click on “Product Recalls” for more information, or Shindaiwa toll-free at 877-986-7783 from 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.shindaiwa-usa.com and click on “Product Recalls” for more information.
This recall involves ECHO and Shindaiwa brand 2-cycle gas powered commercial backpack blowers with shoulder straps. This recall also includes replacement shoulder straps. The model and serial numbers can be found on the blower’s engine block. The ECHO or Shindaiwa logo appears on the shoulder strap, and the replacement strap part number appears on the plastic bag at the time of sale.
|Backpack blower Models||Start Serial Number||End Serial Number|
|Spare Parts – Replacement Straps||Part Number|
|ECHO Right shoulder strap||P/N C061000780|
|ECHO Right shoulder strap||P/N C061000781|
|ECHO Left shoulder strap||P/N C061000790|
|ECHO Left shoulder strap||P/N C061000791|
|Shindaiwa Right shoulder strap||P/N C061000861|
|Shindaiwa Left shoulder strap||P/N C061000871|
The firm has received 62 reports of incidents, including one minor injury, when pieces of blower were expelled from the machine, hitting a consumer in the neck.
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