June 29, 2004
- Echo Inc. Recall of Gas-Powered Hand Tools
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Echo Inc., of Lake Zurich, Ill.is voluntarily recalling about 540,000 Echo-brand grass trimmers, brush cutters, hedge clippers, power blowers and power edgers. The fuel lines on these tools can develop an “alligator surface” appearance which could develop into a condition that will allow leakage of gasoline and fuel vapor, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
November 27, 2002
- Tecumseh Products Co. Recalls Power Equipment Engines
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Tecumseh Products Co., Tecumseh, Mich., is voluntarily recalling about 25,000 engines used in various outdoor power equipment. A misrouted fuel line in the engine can become damaged, allowing gasoline to leak out, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
June 26, 2001
- CPSC, Five Firms Announce Recall of Backpack Blowers
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), five firms are recalling about 50,500 backpack blowers. The fuel tanks on these blowers can leak, posing a fire hazard and risk of burn injuries to consumers.
April 24, 2001
- Firms Recall Backpack Blowers and Cigarette Lighters
March 19, 2001
- Backpack Blowers and Children's Wands Recalled by Firms
STIHL Inc., of Virginia Beach, Va., is voluntarily recalling about 890 backpack blowers. Meijer Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich., is voluntarily recalling about 5,000 "All That Glitters" light and glitter wands.
April 11, 2000
- Homelite® Handheld Power Blowers/Vacuums Recalled by John Deere
July 31, 1997
- Gasoline-Powered Backpack Blowers Recall by Homelite
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product SafetyCommission (CPSC), Homelite Inc. of Charlotte, N.C., is announcing avoluntary recall to repair over 80,000 model BP-250 Homelitegasoline-powered backpack blowers. If the blower's fuel lines are routedtoo closely to the engine cylinder, they can crack and leak fuel,presenting a fire hazard to consumers.
March 27, 1996
- Backpack Blowers And Chain Saws Recall by Shindaiwa
In cooperation with the U.S. ConsumerProduct Safety Commission (CPSC), Shindaiwa Inc. ofTualatin, Ore., is announcing the recall of approximately18,500 Shindaiwa model EB-45 backpack blowers, and 4,970Shindaiwa model 300S chain saws. The tools' fuel tanks couldleak, presenting a possible chemical burn or fire hazard.Shindaiwa is not aware of any injuries involving theseproducts.
December 20, 1995; Revised October 26, 2001
- Backpack Blowers Recalled by Tanaka