STIHL, in cooperation with The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issued a recall for approximately 2.3 million gas powered products, including blower backpacks, hedge trimmers, pole pruners, edgers, trimmers, clearing saws, and KombiMotors.
Ethanol and other fuel additives used in the recalled products can distort the toolless fuel cap, allowing fuel to spill and increasing the risk of a fire or burn hazard.
The following products and model numbers are affected:
|Product Name & Description||Model Number||Serial Numbers Affected||Photos|
|Blower, backpack||BR 500||Up to 284053456||
|BR 550||Up to 284053456|
|BR 600||Up to 284053456|
|BR 600 Magnum||Up to 284053456|
|Hedge Trimmer, extended reach||HL 90K||Up to 284101483||
|HL 100||Up to 284101483|
|HL 100 K||Up to 284101483|
|Pole Pruner||HT 56 C-E||Up to 284398635||
|HT 100||Up to 284097165|
|HT 101||Up to 284097165|
|HT 130||Up to 284097165|
|HT 131||Up to 284097165|
|Edger||FC 56 C-E||Up to 284180999||
FC 70 C-E
|FC 70 C-E||Up to 284180999|
|FC 90||Up to 284012099|
|FC 95||Up to 284012099|
|FC 100||Up to 284012099|
|FC 110||Up to 284012099|
|Trimmer/Brushcutter||FS 40 C-E||Up to 284180999||
FS 110 R
|FS 56 C-E||Up to 284180999|
|FS 56 RC-E||Up to 284180999|
|FS 70 RC-E||Up to 284180999|
|FS 90||Up to 284012099|
|FS 90 R||Up to 284012099|
|FS 100 RX||Up to 284012099|
|FS 110||Up to 284012099|
|FS 110 R||Up to 284012099|
|FS 110 RX||Up to 284012099|
|FS 130||Up to 284012099|
|FS 130 R||Up to 284012099|
|Clearing Saw||FS 310||Up to 284012099||
|KombiEngine||KM 56 RC-E||Up to 284180999||
KM 130 R
Additional photos of the recalled STIHL yard tools may be found on STIHL’s website.
The recalled products were sold at authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from July 2002 through May 2011 for $190 to $650.
The toolless fuel caps affected by this recall can be distinguished from a newly designed cap that fixes this problem by the identifying markings in the pictures below.
Owners of any of the recalled STIHL tools should stop using them immediately and contact the nearest STIHL dealer for a free replacement fuel cap.
Consumers may contact STIHL directly with any questions at 1-800-233-4729 or via the web at www.stihlusa.com.
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