Consumers should immediately stop using the backpack blower and contact the company for a free repair.
Components can be drawn into the blower fan, causing plastic pieces to be expelled from the machine, posing laceration and impact hazards.
ECHO and Shindaiwa Backpack Blowers with shoulder straps.
|Common name||Hazard identified||Place of origin||Number sold||Time period sold||Product description||Companies|
|ECHO and Shindaiwa brand 2-cycle gas powered commercial blowers with shoulder straps.||The shoulder straps, plastic buckles or anti-static discharge ground wire can be drawn into the blower fan causing plastic pieces to be expelled from the machine, posing laceration and impact hazards.||Manufactured in the United States and Japan.||Approximately 2,772 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.||The affected products were sold from August, 2018 to January, 2020.||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 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.|
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