STIHL Gas-Powered Chain Saw Recall [US]

US FlagUS/Washington: STIHL Gas-Powered Chain Saw Recall [US]STIHL recalls an estimated 100,000 STIHL branded Gas-Powered Chain Saws due to fire and burn hazards. CPSC:

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The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”) reports this recall involves certain STIHL MS 461 Gas-Powered Chain Saws, and the MS 461 R Chain Saw with a wrap handle.

The model number is on the model plate, located on the starter cover.  The Chain Saws are gray and orange with the brand, “STIHL” printed on the engine cover. Recalled Chain Saws have a serial number between 173092800 and 181993952 located under the front hand guard on the engine housing’s sprocket side.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Chain Saw are pictured on the Web site above.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the CPSC, the fuel line of the recalled Chain Saws can leak, posing fire and burn hazards. STIHL Inc. has received 117 reports of pinched or leaking fuel lines. No fires, property damage or injuries have been reported.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact STIHL Inc. at 1-800-233-4729 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can e-mail the company at or visit the company’s Web site at and click on the Information and then Product Recalls for more information link.

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More information about this recall:
CPSC recall number: 17-095
Recalls Direct RIN: 8312-2017
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