ECHO and Shindaiwa Backpack Blowers recalled due to laceration and impact hazards | Recall Monitor

ECHO and Shindaiwa Backpack Blowers recalled due to laceration and impact hazards
Consumer Products
May 5th, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

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Basic Details

Alert type: Consumer Product Recall
Issue: Product Safety
Department: Health Canada
Category: Tools and Electrical Products
Audience: General Public

Summary

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the backpack blower and contact the company for a free repair.

Product

ECHO and Shindaiwa Backpack Blowers with shoulder straps.

Issue

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

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Products

Place of originProduct descriptionHazard identifiedTime period soldCommon nameNumber soldCompanies
Manufactured in the United States and Japan.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.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.The affected products were sold from August, 2018 to January, 2020.ECHO and Shindaiwa brand 2-cycle gas powered commercial blowers with shoulder straps.Approximately 2,772 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.
Manufacturer
ECHO Incorporated
Illinois
UNITED STATES

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the backpack blower and contact their local authorized ECHO or Shindaiwa service dealer for free repair. For ECHO information, visit www.echo-usa.com or call ECHO's toll free number between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CST Monday to Friday at 800-432-3246 to speak to a company representative. For Shindaiwa information, visit www.shindaiwa-usa.com or call Shindaiwa's toll free number between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CST Monday to Friday at 877-986-7783 to speak to a company representative.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada. Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form. This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.

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