CPSC Recall: Maruyama backpack blowers and mister dusters pose fire risks

03/18/2011 // Greensboro, NC, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Denton, TX– About 18,000 gasoline-powered backpack blowers and mister dusters in the United States and 750 blowers and dusters in Canada were voluntarily recalled for fire hazards. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Maruyama U.S. announced the product recall on March 17, 2011.

The product recall was issued after discovering that the gasoline tank can split and leak fuel, which creates a fire hazard to consumers.

“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,” reported the CPSC press release.

Model and serial numbers included in the recall are:

• Model #: BL5100CA

• Serial #: 30821911 – 60922200

• Model #: BL5100-SP

• Serial #:80924201 – 80924650

• Model #: BL5100-HA

• Serial #:51021391 – 81021310

• Model #: BL8200

• Serial #:50920961 – 80924200

• Model #: BL8200-HA

• Serial #:70925031 – 90921910

• Model #: BL8101

• Serial #:10921151 – 10922150

• Model #: MD155DX-US

• Serial #:90922861 – 90924610

• Model #: MD155DX-US

• Serial #: O0920231 – O0920530

• Model #: MD155DX-CA2

• Serial #: O0920531 – O0921130

• Model #: MD159D

• Serial #:60822621 – 80821300

Consumers are advised to return the product to the nearest dealer for a free replacement tank.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Maruyama toll-free at (866) 783-7400 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit their website at www.maruyama-us.com.

Health Canada’s press release can be found at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1298

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