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Craftsman Brand Chainsaws Recalled by MTD Southwest Due to Fire Hazard

  • Recalled Craftsman chainsaw
  • Model and serial numbers and the manufacture date are located on a white label above the rear handle.
Name of Product:
Gasoline chainsaws
Hazard:

The gasoline chainsaws can leak fuel, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:
Replace
Recall Date:
December 15, 2016
Units:
About 19,500
Consumer Contact

MTD Southwest’s Craftsman recall line toll-free at 866-864-2949 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.craftsman.com and click on the Customer Care tab and then on Product Recalls under Warranty and Returns.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Craftsman-branded chainsaws powered by a two-cycle gasoline engine ranging in size from 42cc to 46cc and with either a 16-inch, 18-inch or 20-inch bar. The chainsaw’s housing is red and black and Craftsman is printed on the side of the unit and on the bar. Chainsaws included in the recall have model numbers 41AY427S799 316.38070, 41AY429S799 316.38090, 41AY462S799 316.38098 and 41AY469S799 316.38188, and serial numbers 1K155XQ0198 through 1F076XQ0200; and were manufactured between November 15, 2015 and June 7, 2016. Model and serial numbers and the manufacture date are located on a white label above the rear handle. The second through fifth characters of the serial number identify the manufacturing date. The second character is the month with A= January, B= February, C = March, etc. The third and fourth characters are the day of the month.  The fifth character is the last digit of the year of manufacture (e.g. B196 = February 19, 2016). 

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chainsaws and contact MTD Southwest’s Craftsman recall line for instructions on obtaining a free replacement chainsaw.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At

Ace Hardware, Atwoods, Orchard Supply Hardware and Sears and online at OSH.com and Sears.com from February 2016 through July 2016 for between $160 and $280.

Manufacturer(s):

Zhejiang Pioneer Machinery & Electron Co., Ltd., of China

Manufactured In:
China
Importer(s):

MTD Southwest Inc, of Tempe, Ariz.

Distributor(s):

MTD Southwest Inc, of Tempe, Ariz.

Recall number:
17-054
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This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.

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