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Maruyama Backpack Blowers and Maruyama Mister Dusters

Starting date:
March 17, 2011
Posting date:
March 17, 2011
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items, Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Audience:
General Public (GP)
Identification number:
RA-500002539

Joint Recall with Maruyama US, Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC)

Updated May 20, 2011

Affected products

Maruyama Backpack Blowers and Maruyama Mister Dusters

Product description

This recall involves certain models of Maruyama backpack blowers and Mister Dusters. The affected tanks are translucent white in colour.

The following alphanumeric codes and serial numbers are included in this recall. The alphanumeric code is printed on the recoil starter. The serial number is located on a sticker attached to the back pad of the blower and mister dusters. The blowers also have the serial number printed on the outlet of the fan case.

Alphanumeric codes and serial numbers
Alphanumeric code 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

Note that the alphanumeric code is different from the model number.

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 750 of the recalled blowers were sold in Canada.

A total of 19,677 products were distributed in Canada and the United States.

Time period sold

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

Place of origin

Manufactured in Japan.

Companies

Manufacturer
Maruyama U.S. Inc.
Denton
Texas
UNITED STATES
Tel: 1-866-783-7400

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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 Maruyama US at 1-866-783-7400 or 1-940-383-7400.

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