The chain saw can take longer to brake than expected, posing a laceration hazard.
This recall involves the braking system of the STIHL MSA 300, a battery-powered chain saw. The chain saw is gray and orange. “STIHL” and “MSA 300” are displayed on the side of the chain saw. The recalled chain saw’s serial number is located on a label on the rear hand guard. Serial numbers lower than 447457319 are included in the recall.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled STIHL MSA 300 chain saw and bring it to an authorized STIHL servicing dealer for the free replacement of the brake drum and brake band.
STIHL Incorporated, of Virginia Beach, Virginia
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