Maruyama Recalls Backpack Blowers and Mister Dusters

Maruyama Recalls Backpack Blowers and Mister Dusters

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:

Model Number | Serial Number

BL5100CA | 30821911 - 60922200

BL5100-SP | 80924201 - 80924650

BL5100-HA | 51021391 - 81021310

BL8200 | 50920961 - 80924200

BL8200-HA | 70925031 - 90921910

BL8101 | 10921151 - 10922150

MD155DX-US | 90922861 - 90924610

MD155DX-US | O0920231 - O0920530

MD155DX-CA2 | 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.

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