ECHO Recalls Backpack Blowers and Replacement Shoulder Straps Due to Laceration and Impact Hazards

Some ECHO and Shindaiwa backpack blowers are being recalled due to impact and laceration hazards.

According to the release, the blower’s shoulder straps, plastic buckles, or the anti-static ground wire can be drawn into the blower fan and fan housing causing plastic pieces to be expelled from the machine, posing laceration and impact hazards.

The CDC is urging consumers to immediately stop using the backpack blowers and return them to an authorized ECHO or Shindaiwa dealer for a free repair. 

You can read the CDC’s full report here; https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2020/echo-recalls-backpack-blowers-and-replacement-shoulder-straps-due-to-laceration-and