MS 461 Product Safety Recall | STIHL USA Mobile
IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE TO STIHL CUSTOMERS
February 23, 2017
STIHL Recalls Chainsaws Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
Name of Product: STIHL gas-powered chainsaws
Hazard: The fuel line can leak, posing fire and burn hazards.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chainsaws and return them to an authorized STIHL Dealer for a free inspection and free repair.
Consumer Contact: STIHL Inc. at 800-233-4729 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email email@example.com or online at www.stihlusa.com and click on Information and then Product Recalls for more information.
Units: About 100,000
Description: This recall involves STIHL MS 461 gas-powered chainsaws, and the MS 461 R chainsaw with a wrap handle. The model number is on the model plate, located on the starter cover. The chainsaws are gray and orange with “STIHL” on the engine cover. Recalled chainsaws have a serial number between 173092800 and 181993952, under the front hand guard on the engine housing’s sprocket side.
Incidents/Injuries: STIHL Inc. has received 117 reports of pinched or leaking fuel lines. No fires, property damage or injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Authorized STIHL Dealers nationwide from July 2012 through December 2016 for about $1,000.
Importer: STIHL Inc., of Virginia Beach, Va.
Manufacturer: ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG
Manufactured in: Germany