"The level of ethanol and other fuel additives can distort the toolless fuel cap, allowing fuel to spill, posing a fire and burn hazard."
The following yard power tools and model numbers are included in this recall:
|Product Name & Description||Model Number||Serial Numbers Affected|
|Blower, backpack||BR 500||Up to 284053456|
|BR 550||Up to 284053456|
|BR 600||Up to 284053456|
|BR 600 Magnum||Up to 284053456|
|Hedge Trimmer, extended reach||HL 90K||Up to 284101483|
|HL 100||Up to 284101483|
|HL 100 K||Up to 284101483|
|Pole Pruner||HT 56 C-E||Up to 284398635|
|HT 100||Up to 284097165|
|HT 101||Up to 284097165|
|HT 130||Up to 284097165|
|HT 131||Up to 284097165|
|Edger||FC 56 C-E||Up to 284180999|
|FC 70 C-E||Up to 284180999|
|FC 90||Up to 284012099|
|FC 95||Up to 284012099|
|FC 100||Up to 284012099|
|FC 110||Up to 284012099|
|Trimmer/Brushcutter||FS 40 C-E||Up to 284180999|
|FS 56 C-E||Up to 284180999|
|FS 56 RC-E||Up to 284180999|
|FS 70 RC-E||Up to 284180999|
|FS 90||Up to 284012099|
|FS 90 R||Up to 284012099|
|FS 100 RX||Up to 284012099|
|FS 110||Up to 284012099|
|FS 110 R||Up to 284012099|
|FS 110 RX||Up to 284012099|
|FS 130||Up to 284012099|
|FS 130 R||Up to 284012099|
|Clearing Saw||FS 310||Up to 284012099|
|KombiEngine||KM 56 RC-E||Up to 284180999|
|KM 90 R||Up to 284012099|
|KM 110 R||Up to 284012099|
|KM 130 R||Up to 284012099|
Visit STIHL’s website, www.stihlusa.com for additional photos of the power tools involved and photos of the toolless fuel cap.
Consumers should immediately stop using these products and return them to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free repair. Consumers can contact STIHL for instructions on identifying these toolless fuel caps.
STIHL has received 81 reports of difficulty installing and/or removing the fuel caps and fuel spillage. No injuries have been reported.
Authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from July 2002 through May 2011 for between $190 and $650.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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