The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a recall of about 23,000 Shindaiwa Backpack Blowers. 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. Thirteen injuries have been reported so far, and this product was previously recalled because it posed a fire hazard. The recall involves Shindaiwa Models EB8510 and EB8510RT, all models up to serial #7014728 included. Consumers should stop using the backpack blowers immediately and contact Shindaiwa at (800) 521-7733 for the closest dealer location to schedule a free inspection and impeller replacement.
Credit: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission alert