OPEI releases a leaf-blower public service announcement
Alexandria, VA – The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has announced
that it will give a Public Service Announcement (PSA) titled “Neighborly
Courtesy with Leaf Blowers”. Scheduled to air from September 23 through
October 6, 2001, the PSA will be part of the Old Farmer’s Almanac Radio
Report (OFA), which is distributed throughout the United States on 655 radio
President and CEO, Bill Harley, said, ”OPEI encourages consumers to buy and
use leaf blowers in a courteous, safe manner.” The PSA recommends that users
work at reasonable hours, check local ordinances for operating times, lower
throttle speed and use nozzle attachments to reduce sound levels.
The PSA can
also be heard on OPEI’s CyberLawn Web site, http://opei.mow.org,
by visiting the audio-visual room in the OPEI Library section of this site.
OPEI is a
trade association whose membership is primarily composed of U.S. manufacturers
of powered lawn and garden maintenance products, components and attachment
supplies, as well as industry related services.