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Unread 08-25-2007, 08:47 AM
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Exclamation Shindaiwa Inc. Announces Recall of Backpack Blowers Due to Fire Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 2007
Release #07-289

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 521-7733
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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 www.shindaiwa.com







Send the link for this page to a friend! The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.
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Yea it is the one built by RedMax, that had the same recall.
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From Shindaiwa's dealer site:

Important Safety Update
The recent press release posting by the CPSC on August 24, 2007 regarding a Shindaiwa product was in error and has been withdrawn. The correct CPSC Press Release is now posted:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Firm?s Hotline: (800) 521-7733
August XX, 2007 Draft 8/22/07 CPSC Hotline: (800) 638-2772
Release #07- CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
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 manufacturers named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer
products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise
instructed. (To access color photos of the following recalled products, see CPSC?s Web Site at
www.cpsc.gov .)
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 has replaced 15 mufflers under warranty and 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 EB8510 and EB8510RT. 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 weigh 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 8:00
a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm?s Web site at
www.shindaiwa.com .
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