Kawasaki Motor Corp. U.S.A., of Irvine, Calif., has recalled Gasoline-Powered Backpack Blowers. This recall includes about 3,400 blowers in the United States and 100 in Canada. The gasoline tank can split and leak fuel, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Kawasaki says no incidents or injuries have been reported. This recall involves gasoline-powered blowers sold under the Kawasaki brand name. Model and serial numbers are printed on the product’s blower housing.
Backpack blowers included in this recall have a white, translucent fuel tank. The blowers were sold by authorized service dealers nationwide from August 2008 through February 2011 for between $420 and $490. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to the nearest dealer for a free replacement fuel tank. For additional information, contact Kawasaki Motor toll-free at (877) 364-6404 or visit the company’s website at www.kawpowr.com. Consumers can also write to the firm at: Kawasaki Motor Corp. U.S.A. Consumer Service Department, 5080 36th St. SE, Grand Rapids, Mich. 49546.