backpack blower recall

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Got Grass?, Jul 1, 2001.

  1. Got Grass?

    Got Grass? LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 363

    Blowers have been recalled for leaking fuel tanks.

    Manufacturer, Model Number, Dates, Sold, Toll-Free Number/Web Site.

    Husqvarna Forest & Garden Co. 155BT and 155BF Sold from June 1998 through June 2001 (800) 438-7297
    John Deere Consumer Products Inc. UT 26113, UT08093 and UT08104 Sold from January 1998 through April 2001 (800) 537-8233
    Makita U.S.A. Inc. RBL500 Sold from March 1997 through January 2001 (800) 625-4828
    Carswell Import & Marketing Associates Inc. FL500 Sold from December 1996 through June 2001 (800) 929-1948
    Tilton Equipment Co. TB50 Sold from August 2000 through May 2001 (800) 447-1152

    Home centers, hardware stores and manufacturer dealers nationwide sold these blowers for between $400 and $750.

    Consumers should stop using the recalled blowers immediately, and contact the manufacturer to have their blower repaired free of charge.
  2. plow kid

    plow kid Banned
    Posts: 516

    I called the dealer about the recall and they said to bring it by , I did and they said we should have it done in about 5 weeks,to hell with that I said, if it ketches on fire so be it.....:blob2:
  3. Got Grass?

    Got Grass? LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 363

    Sounds like you need a new dealer. 5 weeks to replace a gas tank? Something isnt right there. The least he could do is ask for your # and give you a call when he has time or gets the parts in.

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