The recalled chain saws have a rear-handle activated chain brake (C-Q version) and have an orange top casing, gray base, black handle and ""STIHL MS 361C"" printed in an orange circle on the side of the unit."
Consumers should stop using these chain saws immediately and return them to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free repair.
STIHL has received three reports of the throttle trigger sticking. No injuries have been reported.
Authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from February 2004 through August 2009 for about $640.
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