DOJ: News Release

State Fire Marshal Announces Recall of Backpack Blowers

HELENA – Montana Fire Marshal Terry Phillips announced Tuesday that five companies are recalling backpack blowers due to potential fuel leaks. More than 50,000 of the blowers were sold beginning in December 1996.

The recalled blowers all have their brand name, model number and serial number written on the units. Consumers should check with the manufacturer to determine if their blower is part of the recall. Consumers should have their serial number available when they contact the firm.

Phillips said consumers should stop using the recalled blowers immediately, and contact the manufacturer to have the device repaired free of charge.

Recalled blowers, their manufacturers and serial numbers are:

Husqvarna Forest & Garden Co.
155BT and 155BF
(800) 438-7297
www.husqvarna.com

John Deere Consumer Products Inc.
UT 26113, UT08093 and UT08104
(800) 537-8233
www.deere.com

Makita U.S.A. Inc.
RBL500
(800) 625-4828
www.makita.com

Carswell Import & Marketing Associates Inc.
FL500
(800) 929-1948
www.carswelldist.com

Tilton Equipment Co.
TB50
(800) 447-1152
www.tiltonequipment.com

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