Recall: Maruyama U.S. Recalls Backpack Blowers and Mister Dusters Due to Fire Hazard
Maruyama U.S. Recalls Backpack Blowers and Mister Dusters 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 and Mister Dusters
Units: About 18,000 in the United States and 750 in Canada
Importer: Maruyama U.S. Inc., of Denton, Texas
Hazard: The gasoline tank can split and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Maruyama has received 25 reports of leaking tanks. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves gasoline-powered blowers and mister dusters sold under the Maruyama brand name. Model numbers are printed on the product's recoil starter. Backpack blowers and mister dusters included in this recall have a white, translucent fuel tank. Model and serial numbers included in the recall are:
Sold by: Authorized service dealers nationwide from April 2008 through December 2010 for between $320 and $820.
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 Maruyama toll-free at (866) 783-7400 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.maruyama-us.com
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1298
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