The blower's fan can separate from the base and break apart, causing plastic pieces to be blown out of the machine, and pose a laceration and impact hazard to consumers. Shindaiwa is aware of 13 incidents involving broken impellers. .
This recall involves Shindaiwa Models EB8510 and EB8510RT. All models up to serial # 7014728 are included. The backpack blowers weigh approximately 24 pounds and include Serial Numbers through February 2007 which are located on the side label. T
hey were sold by Shindaiwa dealers nationwide from September 2005 through January 2007 for about $600.
Consumers should stop using the backpack blowers immediately and contact Shindaiwa for the closest dealer location to schedule a free inspection and replacement.
For additional information, contact Shindaiwa at (800) 521-7733 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.shindaiwa.com