Leaf blowers recalled for fan dangers
ECHO and Shindaiwa have recalled 2-cycle gas powered commercial backpack blowers with shoulder straps. This recall also includes shoulder straps. The blower’s shoulder straps, plastic buckles, or the anti-static ground wire can be drawn into the blower fan and fan housing causing plastic pieces to be expelled from the machine, posing laceration and impact hazards.
Recalled model numbers are PB-8010H, PB-8010T, EB810 and EB810RT. The model and serial numbers can be found on the blower’s engine block. The ECHO or Shindaiwa logo appears on the shoulder strap, and the replacement strap part number appears on the plastic bag at the time of sale.
The blowers were sold at independent ECHO and Shindaiwa outdoor power equipment dealers and online at www.HomeDepot.com and www.Grainger.com between August 2018 and February 2020 for about $600 for blowers and $30 for replacement straps.