back pack blower recalls

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  1. Keith Alexander

    Keith Alexander LawnSite Member
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    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 blowerÂ’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.



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