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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 Code||Serial 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|
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the nearest dealer for a free replacement fuel tank.
Maruyama has received 25 reports of leaking tanks. No injuries have been reported.
Authorized service dealers nationwide from April 2008 through December 2010 for between $320 and $820.
Maruyama U.S. Inc., of Denton, Texas"
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