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ECHO and Shindaiwa backpack blowers recalled

Plastic pieces can be expelled from the machine, posing laceration and impact hazards

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ECHO Incorporated is recalling about 2,772 ECHO and Shindaiwa backpack blowers with shoulder straps sold throughout Canada.

Components can be drawn into the blower fan, causing plastic pieces to be expelled from the machine, posing laceration and impact hazards.

No injuries are reported to date.

This recall involves ECHO and Shindaiwa brand 2-cycle gas powered commercial backpack blowers with shoulder straps.

The model and serial numbers can be found on the blower's engine block.

The following models are affected by the recall:

Backpack Blower ModelsSerial Number
PB-8010HP4871500100 to P48715999999
P52315001001 to P52315011904
PB-8010TP48615001001 to P48615999999
P52415001001 to P52415014244
EB810P52515001001 to P52515002697
EB810RTP52015001001 to P52015999999
P52615001001 to P52615003792
The following replacement straps are included in the recall:
Replacement Straps DescriptionPart Number
ECHO Right shoulder strapP/N C061000780
P/N C061000781
ECHO Left shoulder strapP/N C061000790
P/N C061000791
Shindaiwa Right shoulder strapP/N C061000861
Shindaiwa Left shoulder strapP/N C061000871

The ECHO or Shindaiwa logo can be found on the shoulder strap, with the strap's part number located on the plastic packaging housing the strap at the time of sale.

The blowers, manufactured in the U.S., were sold from August, 2018, to January, 2020.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the backpack blower and contact their local authorized ECHO or Shindaiwa service dealer for free repair.

Consumers may contact ECHO at (800) 432-3246 Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (CS) or online at www.echo-usa.com.

For Shindaiwa information, consumers may contact the company at (877) 986-7783 Monday – Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (CST), or online at www.shindaiwa-usa.com.