June 29, 2004
More than 500,000 Echo brand grass trimmers, brush cutters, hedge clippers, power blowers and power edgers are being recalled.
The fuel lines on these tools can develop an alligator surface appearance which could develop into a condition that will allow leakage of gasoline and fuel vapor, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Echo has received three reports of fuel leakage with no reported injuries or property damage.
The specific gas-powered tools involved are identified by the model and serial numbers on the following chart. The model number and serial number is written on the name plate on each product.
The tools were sold at Home Depot, home centers, hardware stores, and power equipment dealers nationwide from February 2003 to May 2004 for between $149 and $300.
Consumers should stop using the recalled tools immediately and contact an Echo dealer for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should call Echo toll-free at (800) 254-4808 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit Echos Web site at www.echo-usa.com.
The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).