With the 2021 hurricane season keeping our eyes on the tropics, many of us are also keeping our eyes on potential backup power sources, like generators. Well, if that in includes you or a loved one, you need to know about a very important safety recall.
ECHO on Thursday recalled about 3,700 of its EGi-2300 Watt generators, saying the products can overheat, causing fire and burn hazards.
The generators were manufactured by Techtronic Industries (Dongguan) Co. Ltd. in China and imported by Anderson, South Carolina-based Techtronic Industries Power Equipment.
The affected generators were sold at independent ECHO outdoor power equipment dealers nationwide and online at www.HomeDepot.com from February 2020 through June 2021 for about $850 each.
According to the recall notice, the company has received four reports of generators either overheating or catching fire, but no injuries have been reported.
The affected products are orange and black with “ECHO” and “EGi-2300” printed on the side. They have the model number EGi-2300 and a serial number between EU19483D010001 and EU21021N010180. Both numbers are printed on the data label on the bottom left-hand area of the side panel, per the recall notice.
Consumers who have purchased the ECHO generator are advised to immediately stop using it and contact ECHO for instructions on how to obtain a free repair. The company can be reached by calling 800-432-3246 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.Echo-USA.com.