ECHO Recalls Backpack Blowers Due to Fire Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

Recall date: February 23, 2012
Recall number: 12-118
  • ECHO Backpack blower

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    ECHO Backpack blower

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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Gas Powered Backpack Blower


The fuel line between the fuel tank and carburetor could have been damaged during assembly leading to fuel leakage, posing a fire hazard.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact ECHO toll-free at (800) 432-3246 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at

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Recall Details


About 16,000

Description and Models

This recall involves two models of the ECHO 2-cycle gas powered backpack blowers. The 25.4 cc blowers are orange and black in color and “ECHO” is printed on the pull starter housing and blower tube. Model numbers are on a label near the pull starter handle. Serial numbers are on a label near the gas filler cap. Models and corresponding serial numbers included in this recall:


ModelSerial Numbers
PB-265L P093121 35519 through P093121 50152
PB-265L P078110 20732 through P078110 22309

None reported


Consumers should immediately stop using the backpack blowers and return them to an authorized ECHO servicing dealer for a free repair.

Sold at

Home Depot and authorized ECHO dealers from August 2011 through January 2012 for about $270.


ECHO Inc., of Lake Zurich, Ill.

Manufactured in

United States

  • ECHO Backpack blower