Backpack Blowers Recalled in US and Canada

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) has issued two recent recalls. Both products are backpack blowers, under different brand names, that pose a potential fire hazard. The USCPSC would like remind consumers that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled product.

Kawasaki Motor Recalls Backpack Blowers

Kawasaki Motor Corp. USA, of Irvine, California, has recalled about 3,400 gasoline powered backpack blowers in the United States, and another 100 in Canada. The recall because the gasoline tank can split and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard to consumers. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves gasoline-powered blowers sold under the Kawasaki brand name. Model and serial numbers are printed on the product’s blower housing. Backpack blowers included in this recall have a white, translucent fuel tank. This product was sold by authorized service dealers nationwide from August 2008 through February 2011 for between $420 and $490. Be sure to select “Read More” at the bottom of the story to see a full list of the model and serial numbers under this recall.

Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately and return them to the nearest dealer for a free replacement fuel tank. For more information, contact Kawasaki Motor at (877) 364-6404 between 8 AM and 6 PM ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website. Consumers can also write to the firm at: Kawasaki Motor Corp. U.S.A. Consumer Service Department, 5080 36th St. SE, Grand Rapids, Mich. 49546.

To see the press release on CPSC’s website, click here. To view the press release from Health Canada, click here.

Maruyama U.S. Recalls Backpack Blowers and Mister Dusters

Maruyama U.S. Inc., of Denton, Texas has recalled about 18,000 gas powered backpack blowers and mister dusters in the United States as well as 750 in Canada. The recall occurred because the gasoline tank can split and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard to consumers. 25 incidents of leaking tanks have been reported, with no injuries.

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. This product was sold at authorized service dealers nationwide from April 2008 through December 2010 for between $320 and $820. Be sure to select “Read More” at the bottom of the story to see a full list of the model and serial numbers under this recall.

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 at (866) 783-7400 between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website.

To see the press release on CPSC’s website, click here. To view the press release from Health Canada, click here.

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Safety Commission Recalls Four Fire and Heat-Related Products

The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) has recently announced the recall of four products distributed across the states and Canada. The products were sold by companies like Pier 1 Imports and Burlington Coat Factory and have the potential to cause fire and gas leaks. Consumers should stop using the products listed below and contact the appropriate outlet for refunds, repairs or replacement products. The USCPSC would like to remind consumers that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled product.

Burlington Coat Factory Recalls Slow Cookers

About 7,460 slow cookers are being recalled by the Burlington Coat Factory of Burlington, New Jersey. The company has received 60 reports of the control panels smoking, melting and sparking and three reports of panels catching fire. Fourteen of these incidents have resulted in minor damage to countertops, but no injuries have yet to be reported.

The slow cookers being recalled are the Bella Kitchen 5-quart programmable slow cookers. They are black with “Bella Kitchen” printed on the control panel. Only products with model number WJ-5000DE and date codes 0907 and 0909, which can be found on the label on the underside of the product, are included in the recall. These products were sold at Burlington Coat Factory stores from June 2010 through December 2010 for $20.

Consumers should immediately stop using the slow cookers and return them to the store for a full refund or store credit. For more information contact Burlington Coat Factory at 888-223-2628 between 8:30 AM and 6 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday, or visit their website. To see the recall at the USCPSC website, click here.

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