Maruyama U.S. Recalls Backpack Blowers and Mister Dusters Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–March 17, 2011.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Gasoline-Powered Backpack Blowers and Mister Dusters

Units: About 18,000 in the United States and 750 in Canada

Importer: Maruyama U.S. Inc., of Denton, Texas

Hazard: The gasoline tank can split and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Maruyama has received 25 reports of leaking tanks. No injuries have been reported.

Description: 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:

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

Sold by: Authorized service dealers nationwide from April 2008 through December 2010 for between $320 and $820.

Manufactured in: Japan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the nearest dealer for a free replacement fuel tank.

Consumer Contact: 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

Detail of fuel tank crack locations

Picture of recalled backpack blower Picture of recalled backpack blower

Picture of recalled backpack mister duster


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