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STIHL Recalls Yard Power Products

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with STIHL Inc., of Virginia Beach, Virginia, announced a voluntary recall of Gas powered STIHL trimmers, brushcutters, KombiMotors, hedge trimmers, edgers, clearing saws, pole pruners, and backpack blowers that utilize a toolless fuel cap. 

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. 

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Details of recall:

Name of Product: Gas powered STIHL trimmers, brushcutters, KombiMotors, hedge trimmers, edgers, clearing saws, pole pruners, and backpack blowers that utilize a toolless fuel cap.
Units: About 2.3 million
Manufacturer: STIHL Inc., of Virginia Beach, Va.
Hazard: The level of ethanol and other fuel additives can distort the toolless fuel cap, allowing fuel to spill, posing a fire and burn hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: STIHL has received 81 reports of difficulty installing and/or removing the fuel caps and fuel spillage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: 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