The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has informed consumers that they should immediately stop using the Gas Powered Backpack Blower manufactured by ECHO Inc., of Lake Zurich, Illinois. A recall has been initiated due to the fire hazard which can present itself upon damage of the fuel line between the fuel tank and carburetor. This damage, which can lead to fuel leakage, might have occurred during the time that the product was put together.
The recalled model, PB265L, can be repaired free of cost through authorized ECHO servicing dealers in the United States. Around 16,000 units are affected by the recall, and these units were sold in a variety of Home Depots and other authorized Echo dealers across the country from August of last year to January 2012.
To better identify if the item is in a person’s possession, consumers should be aware that the Echo 2-cycle blowers are orange and black and have the word ECHO printed on the pull starter housing. The blowers retailed for around $270.
Take it from me, a car accident lawyer in Oakland, anything that runs on gas can pose a hazard, not just automobiles. If there is some defect in the manufacture of a product that requires fuel to run, the resulting injuries could be great. That’s why it’s my advice as an Oakland personal injury attorney that everyone pay close attention to recall information.