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STIHL PolyCut Mowing Heads Recalled Due to Injury Hazard

  • Recalled STIHL PolyCut 27-3 in packaging
  • Recalled STIHL PolyCut 27-3, top of mowing head, showing location of model number and a photo of the bottom of the mowing head.
  • Recalled STIHL PolyCut 47-3 in packaging
Name of Product:
STIHL PolyCut ™ Mowing Heads
Hazard:

The bolts connecting the plastic blades and holding the mowing head together can come loose and the mowing head can come apart, posing a risk of injury to the user or bystanders. 

Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
September 05, 2019
Units:
About 73,000
Consumer Contact

STIHL Inc. at 800-610-6677 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail stihlrecall@stihl.us or online at www.stihlusa.com and click on “Product Recalls” for more information. 

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves mowing head cutting attachments compatible with some models of STIHL-brand trimmers, brushcutters, and clearing saws.  The mowing heads can be identified by the name “STIHL” and model number “27-3” or “47-3” located on the original packaging and molded on the top side of the mowing head.  The mowing heads have three orange plastic blades, each attached with a bolt and a nut, a black top housing, and a white bottom housing.

Remedy:

Consumers should stop using the recalled mowing heads immediately and take them to an authorized STIHL dealer for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

STIHL Inc. has received 28 reports of loose bolts or mowing heads coming apart, including two reports of injuries.

Sold At

Authorized full line STIHL servicing dealers nationwide from July 2018 through July 2019 for about $30 for the 27-3 model and about $40 for the 47-3 model.

Manufacturer(s):

STIHL Incorporated, of Virginia Beach, Va.

Manufactured In:
United States
Recall number:
19-201
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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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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has 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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