STIHL Landscaping Tool Recall [US & Canada]


Canada CFIA RecallUS FlagUS/Washington & Canada/Ottawa: STIHL Landscaping Tool Recall  [US & Canada]STIHL recalls approximately 156,000 Landscaping Tools including Edgers, Trimmer/Brushcutters, Pole Pruners and KombiMotors due to fire hazard. CPSC: http://ht.ly/W9dnx; HCSC: http://ht.ly/W9dG8

Direct US link: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2016/Stihl-Recalls-Edgers-Trimmer-Brushcutters-Pole-Pruners-and-KombiMotors/

Direct Canada link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2015/55804r-eng.php

Additional information:
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves STIHL Edgers with model number FC 56 C, Trimmer/Brushcutters with model numbers FS 40 C, FS 50 C, FS 56 C and FS 56 RC, Pole Pruners with model number HT 56 C and KombiMotors with model number KM 56 RC.

The model numbers on the recalled Landscaping Tools are located on the starter cover at the rear of the engine. The engine size is about 28 cc. Each of the products is gray and orange in color with the brand, “STIHL” marked on the engine cover. The serial number range for all of the recalled units is 501830112 through 504083576. The serial number is located on the label on the bottom of the engine.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the Landscaping Equipment’s packaging, design and retail presentation.

According to the CPSC, the gasoline tank vent can become dislodged due to incorrect factory installation and cause fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard. STIHL Inc. has received 319 reports of the fuel tank vents coming loose and fuel leaking. No fires or injuries have been reported.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Edgers, Trimmer/Brushcutters, Pole Pruners or KombiMotors, please do not use them. Instead, kindly return the specific product to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free inspection and repair.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact STIHL Inc. at 1-800-610-6677 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can visit the company’s Web site at http://www.stihlusa.com and click on the Information link and then “Product Recalls” for more information.

Please note: this is a joint recall from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) and Health Canada (“HCSC”).

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Additional information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 16-036
HCSC ID number: RA-55804
Recalls Direct RIN: 6234-2015
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