Revised recall: Maruyama Gasoline-Powered Backpack Blowers and Mister Dusters
On 2011-05-20, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a revised recall regarding Maruyama Gasoline-Powered Backpack Blowers and Mister Dusters due to a potential fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2008 for about $320 to $820. It was originally recalled on 2011-03-17.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Blowers & Yard Vacs category in 2011.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (866) 783-7400
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What is the problem?
The gasoline tank can split and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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|
This item has also been recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1298
These items were sold new+ at Authorized service dealers nationwide from April 2008 through December 2010 for between $320 and $820.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the nearest dealer for a free replacement fuel tank.
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
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Maruyama has received 25 reports of leaking tanks. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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