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Kawasaki Backpack Blowers

Starting date:
March 17, 2011
Posting date:
March 17, 2011
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-500002538

Joint Recall with Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A., Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)

Affected products

Kawasaki Backpack Blowers

Product description

This recall involves certain models of Kawasaki backpack blowers. The affected tanks are translucent white in colour.

The following model numbers and serial numbers are included in this recall:
Model Eligible Serial Numbers
KRB750A-A4 12907, 12955, 12980, 12985, 12996, 13051, 13054, 13063, 13103, 13113, 13116, 13117, 13119 to 13121, 13124, 13130 to 13135, 13137 to 13142, 13145, 13147, 13152, 13159, 13192, 13193, 13246, 13247, 13248.
KRB750B-A3, KRB750B-A4, KRB750B-A5, KRB750B-B1 10380 to 11339, 11628 to 12107, 12156 to 12635, 13380 to 13529, 13536 to 13543, 13548 to 13859, 14077 to 14388, 14390, 14398 to 14400, 14411 to 14556

Hazard identified

The recalled backpack blowers are equipped with fuel tanks that may leak gasoline, posing a fire hazard to the consumer.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

There have been no reported injuries or incidents reported in the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 80 of the recalled blowers were sold in Canada.

A total of 3552 products were distributed in Canada and the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from April 2008 to December 2010 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Japan.

Companies

Distributor
Stens Canada
Brantford
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and bring them to an authorized dealer to receive a free replacement tank. The dealer will install the replacement tank.

For more information, consumers may contact Kawasaki US at 1-877-364-6404 or visit the Kawasaki website.

Consumers may also view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.