Recall date: March 19, 2001
Recall number: 01-109a

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Backpack Blowers
Hazard:

The fuel hose on the carburetor can be dislodged, and leak fuel, presenting fire and burn hazards. 
 

Remedy:
Repair
Consumer Contact:

Company Phone Number: (800) 711-7959

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
about $400
Description and Models:

The recalled blowers have a model number of BR 420C and a serial number in the following ranges: 47988257 through 47989256 and 49014561 through 49015560. The name, "STIHL," and the model number, BR 420C, appear on the starter. The serial number is printed right above the starter. 

Incidents/Injuries:

STIHL has received four reports of fuel hoses dislodging. No injuries have been reported.

 
Remedy:

Stop using the backpack blower immediately and return them to the STIHL dealer where purchased for a free repair. For more information, call STIHL Inc., toll-free at (800) 711-7959 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Sold At:

The backpack blowers were sold through STIHL dealers in California between November 2000 and January 2001.