Maruyama U.S. has recalled many of its Gasoline-Powered Backpack Blowers and Mister Dusters.
About 18,000 units were sold in the United States, and another 750 in Canada.
The gasoline tank can split and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard to consumers.
Maruyama has received 25 reports of leaking tanks.
No injuries have been reported.
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 listed below.
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
The products were sold by authorized service dealers nationwide from April 2008 through December 2010 for between $320 and $820.
Owners 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