Echo Recalls About 3,700 Recreational Generators

    The 2,300-watt generator can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards

    ECHO has recalled about 3,700 recreational generators because they can overheat, posing a fire or burn hazard.

    ECHO has received four reports of the generator overheating or catching fire, but no reports of injuries, according to the release from the Consumer Product Safety Commission. 

    The recall applies to the ECHO EGi-2300 generators with serial numbers between EU19483D010001 and EU21021N010180. Consumer Reports tested the ECHO EGi-2300 but did not experience any issues with overheating or fire during the course of our testing.

    Details of the Recall

    The recall: About 3,700 ECHO recreational generators. The recall involves the ECHO EGi-2300 generator, with a serial number between EU19483D010001 and EU21021N010180. The model and serial numbers for these generators are printed on the data label, located on the bottom left of the side panel.

    The risk: The generator can overheat, posing a fire or burn hazard.

    Incidents/injuries: ECHO has received four reports of fire and/or overheating, but no reports of injuries. 

    Where and when sold: At independent ECHO outdoor power equipment retailers and online at homedepot.com, from February 2020 through June 2021. The generators sold for about $850.

    The remedy: Stop using the recalled generator immediately and contact ECHO for information on how to obtain a free repair.

    Contact information: Call ECHO at 800-432-3246; or go to ECHO’s website—echo-usa.com—and click on Support-Help for more information. 

    Report a defective product: Call the CPSC hotline at 800-638-2772 or go to saferproducts.gov.


    Paul Hope

    As a classically trained chef and an enthusiastic DIYer, I've always valued having the best tool for a job—whether the task at hand is dicing onions for mirepoix or hanging drywall. When I'm not writing about home products, I can be found putting them to the test, often with help from my two young children, in the 1860s townhouse I'm restoring in my free time.