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.
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.
Consumers should stop using the recalled mowing heads immediately and take them to an authorized STIHL dealer for a full refund.
STIHL Inc. has received 28 reports of loose bolts or mowing heads coming apart, including two reports of injuries.
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.
STIHL Incorporated, of Virginia Beach, Va.
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