Echo & Shindaiwa Commercial Blower Recall [Canada]


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Echo & Shindaiwa Commercial Blower Recall [Canada]

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Canada/Ottawa: Echo Incorporated, a Lake Zurich, Illinois establishment and subsidiary of the Yamabiko Corporation of Ome, Japan recalls an estimated 2,772 Echo and Shindaiwa branded 2-cycle Gas Powered Commercial Backpack Blowers from the Canadian marketplace due to suspected component detachment and plastic object projection with consequential laceration, eye injury, puncture and property damage, all serious safety hazards.

HCSC: http://ht.ly/oSjO30qEuF4

Direct link: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/72967r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports 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 while 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 following Blower models are affected by this recall:
    • Backpack Blowers, sold with a model number of PB-8010H and serial numbers ranging from P4871500100 to P48715999999
    • Backpack Blowers, sold with a model number of PB-8010H and serial numbers ranging from P52315001001 to P52315011904
    • Backpack Blowers, sold with a model number of PB-8010T and serial numbers ranging from P48615001001 to P48615999999
    • Backpack Blowers, sold with a model number of PB-8010T and serial numbers ranging from P52415001001 to P52415014244
    • Backpack Blowers, sold with a model number of EB810 and serial numbers ranging from P52515001001 to P52515002697
    • Backpack Blowers, sold with a model number of EB810RT and serial numbers ranging from P52015001001 to P52015999999
    • Backpack Blowers, sold with a model number of EB810RT and serial numbers ranging from P52615001001 to P52615003792
  • The following replacement straps are included in the recall:
    • Echo Right shoulder strap, sold with a part number of C061000780 or C061000781
    • Echo Left shoulder strap, sold with a part number of C061000790 or C061000791
    • Shindaiwa Right shoulder strap, sold with a part number of C061000861
    • Shindaiwa Left shoulder strap, sold with a part number of C061000871

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Gas Powered Commercial Blowers can be found on the Web site above.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to Health Canada, the shoulder straps, plastic buckles or anti-static discharge ground wire can be drawn into the device’s Blower Fans. If this defect occurs, it can cause plastic pieces to be expelled from the Blower, posing laceration and impact hazards to the operator and/or those nearby.

As of April 28, 2020, the company has received five (5) incidents in Canada, with no reports of laceration or impact injuries.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Echo and Shindaiwa branded Gas Powered Commercial Backpack Blowers, please do not use them. Instead, kindly contact your local authorized Echo or Shindaiwa service dealer for free repair.

For information on Echo branded Backpack Blowers, please contact Echo Customer Service toll free at 1-800-432-3246 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Central Standard Time or visit the company’s Web site at http://www.echo-usa.com.

For information on Shindaiwa branded Backpack Blowers, please contact Shindaiwa Customer Service toll free at 1-877-986-7783 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Central Standard Time or visit the company’s Web site at http://www.shindaiwa-usa.com.

Please note: the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected faulty and/or dangerous Gas Powered Commercial Backpack Blowers, please search for “blower” or more generically, “appliances” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see all recalls and notifications relating to Eye Injury hazards, please search for “eye injury” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see all recalls and notifications relating to Laceration hazards, please search for “laceration” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see all recalls and notifications relating to Puncture hazards, please search for “puncture” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Echo Incorporated, please search for “Echo Incorporated” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Echo brand, please search for “Echo” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Shindaiwa brand, please search for “Shindaiwa” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
HCSC ID number: RA-72967
Recalls Direct RIN: 13002-2020
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