ECHO and Shindaiwa Backpack Blowers recalled due to laceration and impact hazards
- Starting date:
- May 5, 2020
- Posting date:
- May 5, 2020
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Tools and Electrical Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Product Safety
- General Public
- Identification number:
Last updated: 2020-05-05
ECHO and Shindaiwa Backpack Blowers with shoulder straps.
Components can be drawn into the blower fan, causing plastic pieces to be expelled from the machine, posing laceration and impact hazards.
What to do:
Consumers should immediately stop using the backpack blower and contact the company for a free repair.
ECHO and Shindaiwa brand 2-cycle gas powered commercial blowers with shoulder straps.
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.
|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 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.
As of April 28th 2020, the company has received 5 incidents in Canada, and no reports of laceration or impact injuries.
Approximately 2,772 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.
Time period sold
The affected products were sold from August, 2018 to January, 2020.
Place of origin
Manufactured in the United States and Japan.
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.