|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
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.
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 www.echo-usa.com
Notice and Disclaimer: The information provided in these pages is preliminary and informational only. No liability is offered or assumed for inaccuracies in this information. Please check with the federal Consumer Product Safety Commission to confirm the completeness of all information provided.
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