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

The gasoline tank can split and leak fuel.

Recall date: March 17, 2011
Recall number: 11-175
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Gasoline-Powered Backpack Blowers and Mister Dusters

Hazard:

The gasoline tank can split and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

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

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Recall Details

In conjunction with

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Units

About 18,000 in the United States and 750 in Canada

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
Incidents/Injuries

Maruyama has received 25 reports of leaking tanks. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the nearest dealer for a free replacement fuel tank.

Sold at

Authorized service dealers nationwide from April 2008 through December 2010 for between $320 and $820.

Importer(s)

Maruyama U.S. Inc., of Denton, Texas

Manufactured in

Japan

  • Detail of fuel tank crack locations

  • Picture of recalled backpack blower

  • Picture of recalled backpack blower

  • Picture of recalled backpack mister duster