According to the information recently released in several news articles, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with ECHO Inc., of Lake Zurich, Ill. has urged consumers to pay close attention to a recall alert issued for all units of the Gas Powered Backpack Blowers sold at Home Depot and authorized ECHO dealers.
The 16,000 affected units were distributed and sold between August of 2011 and January of 2012 and should be refrained from being used.
The company’s official announcement revealed that the carburetor and the fuel tank are equipped with a possibly damaged fuel line that could lead to a fuel leakage. This issue, according to the federal agency, could pose a serious fire hazard, which could then result in a personal injury.
As a Glendale Personal Injury Lawyer, I sincerely urge consumers to verify if they have a unit of these recalled items in your possession. I’ve witnessed several recalls similar to this in the past and know of the serious consequences they entail. I’m glad this recall was issued before any accident occurred in association with this hazardous product.
Any personal injury attorney can tell you that keeping up with all recall news could ensure your safety and the safety of your loved ones.
Whenever you or a loved one is injured as a result of an incident caused by a recalled product, you may wish to contact a personal injury lawyer in your city to ask for a free evaluation of your case in a timely manner. Do not hesitate.