Name of product:
Backpack Blowers

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

Recall date:
March 19, 2001
about $400
Consumer Contact:

Company Phone Number: (800) 711-7959

Recall Details

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. 


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.


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

Sold At:

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

Recall number: