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.
|Backpack Blower Models||Serial Number|
|PB-8010H||P4871500100 to P48715999999|
|P52315001001 to P52315011904|
|PB-8010T||P48615001001 to P48615999999|
|P52415001001 to P52415014244|
|EB810||P52515001001 to P52515002697|
|EB810RT||P52015001001 to P52015999999|
|P52615001001 to P52615003792|
|Replacement Straps Description||Part Number|
|ECHO Right shoulder strap||P/N C061000780|
|ECHO Left shoulder strap||P/N C061000790|
|Shindaiwa Right shoulder strap||P/N C061000861|
|Shindaiwa Left shoulder strap||P/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.