Maruyama U.S. Recalls Backpack Blowers and Mister Dusters Due to Fire Hazard

The gasoline tank can split and leak fuel.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued March 17, 2011
Revised May 20, 2011
Release #11-175
Maruyama's Recall Hotline: (866) 783-7400
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983

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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. Backpack blowers and mister dusters included in this recall have a white, translucent fuel tank. Printed on the recoil starter is an alphanumeric code. Serial numbers are located on a sticker attached to the back pad of the blower and mister duster. The blowers also have the serial number printed on the outlet of the fan case. The following codes and serial numbers are included in the recall:

Alphanumeric CodeSerial Number
BL5100 30821911 - 60922200
80924201 - 80924650
51021391 - 81021310
BL8101 10921151 - 10922150
BL8200 50920961 - 80924200
70925031 - 90921910
MD155DX 90922861 - 90924610
O0920231 - O0920530
O0920531 - O0921130
MD159D 60822621 - 80821300

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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