Recall date: December 23, 2010
Recall number: 11-080

Recall Summary

Hazard:
"The throttle trigger may stick after it has been released by the operator, which could cause the engine to continue to run at a speed that drives the saw chain. This can pose a risk of a laceration injury to the user or a bystander."
Remedy:
Repair

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
"About 5,000"
Description:
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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.

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Incidents/Injuries:

STIHL has received three reports of the throttle trigger sticking. No injuries have been reported.

 
Remedy:

Consumers should stop using these chain saws immediately and return them to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free repair.

Sold At:

Authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from February 2004 through August 2009 for about $640.

Manufacturer(s):
STIHL Incorporated of Virginia Beach, Va.
Manufactured In:
United States