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June 29, 2004
Release # 04-171
Firm’s Hotline: (800) 254-4808
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

CPSC, Echo Inc. Announce Recall of Gas-Powered Hand Tools

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Echo-brand grass trimmers, brush cutters, hedge clippers, power blowers and power edgers

Units: About 540,000

Manufacturer/Importer: Echo Inc., of Lake Zurich, Ill.

Hazard: 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.

Incidents/Injuries: Echo has received three reports of fuel leakage with no reported injuries or property damage.

Description: The specific gas-powered tools involved are identified by the model and serial numbers on the following chart. The model number and serial number is written on the name plate on each product.

Start S/N
End S/N
HC-150Hedge Clipper0503675105076594
HC-150iHedge Clipper0500384305005681
HC-151Hedge Clipper0600508306007241
HCR-150Hedge Clipper0500136205002577
HCR-151Hedge Clipper0600122706001271
SHC-210Hedge Clipper0500640905009843
SHC-211Hedge Clipper0600100106001029
PB-200Power Blower0511341405210165
PB-200Power Blower0601581406028130
PE-200Power Edger0502228905044753
PE-310Power Edger0300185103003116
PE-311Power Edger0200108502001266
PPF-210Power Pruner0500911205014016
PPF-211Power Pruner0600127806001423
WP-1000Water Pump508419510025

Sold at: Home Depot, home centers, hardware stores, and power equipment dealers nationwide from February 2003 to May 2004 for between $149 and $300.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled tools immediately and contact an Echo dealer for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For more information, consumers should call Echo toll-free at (800) 254-4808 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit Echo’s Web site at

Picture of Recalled Gas-Powered Hand Tool  Picture of Recalled Gas-Powered Hand Tool

Fuel Line with alligator surface appearance
Fuel Line with “alligator surface” appearance

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