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Keith Alexander
05-01-2006, 10:29 PM
A couple recalls on back pack blowers
From the consumer product safety commission

RedMax Backpack Blowers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06147.html

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Komatsu Zenoah America, doing business as RedMax, of Norcross, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 170,000 RedMax Gas-Powered Backpack Blowers. The muffler support bracket can break, creating an opening in the muffler body. Hot exhaust gases can then escape from the muffler and could melt the fuel tank or ignite grease, oil or debris around the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.

Shindaiwa Inc. Announces Recall of Backpack Blowers Due to Fire Hazard

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06146.html

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Shindaiwa, of Tualatin, Ore., is voluntarily recalling about 87,000 Shindaiwa Backpack Blowers. The backpack blower’s muffler support bracket can break, creating an opening in the muffler body. Hot exhaust gases could then escape from the muffler and melt the fuel tank or ignite grease or debris around the fuel tank, posing a fire hazard.



http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prerel.html