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Recall: ECHO Gas Powered Backpack Blower

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On 2012-02-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding ECHO Gas Powered Backpack Blower due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2011 for about $270.

About 20,000 units are involved in this Echo backpack blower recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Blowers & Yard Vacs category in 2012. Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls, involving about 4 million product units.

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ECHO Gas Powered Backpack Blower
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Company Contact Information:

Website: www.echo-usa.com
Phone: 800) 432-3246

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What is the problem?

The fuel line between the fuel tank and carburetor could have been damaged during assembly leading to fuel leakage, posing a fire hazard.

How can I tell if I own this product?

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-265LP093121 35519 through P093121 50152
PB-265LP078110 20732 through P078110 22309

These items were sold new+ at Home Depot and authorized ECHO dealers from August 2011 through January 2012 for about $270.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

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

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

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None reported

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.

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