Recall: Kawasaki Motor Recalls Backpack Blowers Due to Fire Hazard
Kawasaki Motor Recalls Backpack Blowers Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Gasoline-Powered Backpack Blowers
Units: About 3,400 in the United States and 100 in Canada
Importer: Kawasaki Motor Corp. U.S. A., of Irvine, Calif.
Hazard: The gasoline tank can split and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves gasoline-powered blowers sold under the Kawasaki brand name. Model and serial numbers are printed on the product's blower housing. Backpack blowers included in this recall have a white, translucent fuel tank. The following model blowers are included in this recall:
Sold by: Authorized service dealers nationwide from August 2008 through February 2011 for between $420 and $490.
Manufactured in: Japan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the nearest dealer for a free replacement fuel tank.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kawasaki Motor toll-free at (877) 364-6404 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.kawpowr.com. Consumers can also write to the firm at: Kawasaki Motor Corp. U.S.A. Consumer Service Department, 5080 36th St. SE, Grand Rapids, Mich. 49546.
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1297
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