RECALL!!! Shindaiwa backpack blower

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  1. SlowMow

    SlowMow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    Shindaiwa Inc. Announces Recall of Backpack Blowers Due to Fire Hazard
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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.
    Name of Product: Shindaiwa Backpack Blowers

    Units: About 22,000

    Importer: Shindaiwa Inc., Tualatin, Oregon

    Hazard: The muffler’s outer shell can melt allowing exhaust gas to exit from the bottom or back side of the muffler. The exhaust gas may cause damage to the fuel tank creating a possible fire hazard for the user.

    Incidents/Injuries: Shindaiwa is aware of one incident where a small muffler fire was involved with no property damage and no injuries.

    Description: This recall involves Shindaiwa Models EB630 and EB630RT. All models up to serial #7025018 are included. After serial number 7025018, the leaf blower has been upgraded with stainless steel muffler shells. The backpack blowers weight approximately 24 pounds and include Serial Numbers through February 2007 production (S/N 702XXXX) which are located on the side label. These machines are blue with a red label that reads, Shindaiwa.

    Sold by: Shindaiwa dealers nationwide from September 2005 through May 2007 for about $600.

    Manufactured by: Shindaiwa Kogyo Co., Ltd., Hiroshima, Japan

    Remedy: Consumers should stop using the backpack blowers immediately and contact Shindaiwa for the closest dealer location to schedule a free muffler replacement. Consumers who have registered their equipment should have already received correspondence from Shindaiwa about this recall.

    Consumer Contact: For more information contact Shindaiwa at (800) 521-7733 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at
  2. tallimeca

    tallimeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,229

    sounds like the Redmax 8000 series from last year and the year before, and the Maruyama 5400's from like 10 years ago. I seen videos of them actually catchning on fire. Pretty hairy
  3. MikeLT1Z28

    MikeLT1Z28 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,732

    did they recall the 8000's for that too? i know i had to have it done to my 7001.. same exact symptoms and descriptions.
  4. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
    Posts: 867

    Yeah that sounds a little familiar. You'd think they would have known about that after the Redmax recall.

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