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Echo Recalls- multiple

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Rustic Goat, Jul 3, 2004.

  1. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,194

    Consumer News: Recalls and Press Release from CPSC Fri, 02 Jul 2004

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

    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.

    (Model, Description, Start S/N End S/N):

    HC-150 Hedge Clipper 05036751 05076594
    HC-150i Hedge Clipper 05003843 05005681
    HC-151 Hedge Clipper 06005083 06007241
    HCR-150 Hedge Clipper 05001362 05002577
    HCR-151 Hedge Clipper 06001227 06001271
    SHC-210 Hedge Clipper 05006409 05009843
    SHC-211 Hedge Clipper 06001001 06001029
    PB-200 Power Blower 05113414 05210165
    PB-200 Power Blower 06015814 06028130
    PE-200 Power Edger 05022289 05044753
    PE-310 Power Edger 03001851 03003116
    PE-311 Power Edger 02001085 02001266
    PPF-210 Power Pruner 05009112 05014016
    PPF-211 Power Pruner 06001278 06001423
    ES-210 Shred/n/Vac 05037462 05061058
    ES-211 Shred/n/Vac 06001999 06003588
    GT-200i Trimmer 05020627 05030474
    GT-200R Trimmer 05047380 05147265
    GT-201i Trimmer 06001645 06001841
    GT-201R Trimmer 06008111 06013438
    SRM-210 Trimmer 05120420 05278091
    SRM-210i Trimmer 05011856 05022111
    SRM-210SB Trimmer 05008493 05016331
    SRM-211 Trimmer 06009599 06016954
    SRM-310 Trimmer 03005081 03008383
    SRM-310S Trimmer 03001968 03003296
    SRM-311 Trimmer 02003200 02003724
    SRM-311S Trimmer 02001347 02001431
    SRM-340 Trimmer 03001561 03002148
    SRM-210U Brushcutter 05002961 05004671
    SRM-211U Brushcutter 06001001 06001028
    SRM-310U Brushcutter 03001782 03002571
    SRM-311U Brushcutter 02001405 02001601
    WP-1000 Water Pump 508419 510025

    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 Echos Web site at www.echo-usa.com

    To view this press release online, use the following link:
  2. beransfixitinc

    beransfixitinc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    See Echo.. build em cheaper to sell em cheaper in the "box stores" and this is what happens... Quantity over quality.. and now, see the profits sink into the repairs.
  3. Martino

    Martino LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,788


    OEM fuel line supply problem. Two minute fix. No big deal at all.

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