Echo Recall Notice - Potential Gas Leak And Fire Hazard

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  1. gr8pyrs

    gr8pyrs LawnSite Member
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    From Ap Wire Service:

    Gas-Powered Hand Tools Recalled

    Potential Gas Leak And Fire Hazard

    Call 1-800-254-4808 For More Information

    Jun 29, 2004 3:30 pm US/Eastern
    WASHINGTON (AP) A landscaping equipment company is recalling about 540,000 power tools because the fuel lines may develop a cracked appearance that could allow a leak and pose a fire hazard.

    Echo Inc., of Lake Zurich, Ill., has received three reports of fuel leakage but has not received any reports of injuries or property damage. The recalled products -- including hedge clippers, power pruners and power edgers -- were sold at Home Depot, hardware stores, home centers and power equipment dealers nationwide for $149-$300, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.

    The tools were Consumers are urged to stop using the recalled tools immediately and contact an Echo dealer for a free repair. The list of products being recalled is at the CPSC Web site.

    The company can also be reached for more information at 1-800-254-4808, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CDT, Monday through Friday.

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