Stihl Chainsaw & Concrete Cutter Recall [Australia]

Australia FlagAustralia/Canberra: Stihl Chainsaw and Concrete Cutter Recall [Australia]Stihl Pty Ltd. recalls certain MS 461 and MS 461-R Chainsaws and GS 461 Concrete Cutters due to suspected fuel suction hose malfunction and consequential risk of fuel leakage and fire, both serious health and safety hazards. ACCC:

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Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Chainsaws and Concrete Cutters are subject to this recall:

  • MS 461 is a Chainsaw suited to professionals and designed for thinning work in medium and high density stands.
  • MS 461-R is a Chainsaw suited to professionals and designed for fire, rescue and emergency services work.
  • GS 461 is a Concrete Cutter suited to professionals and designed for free hand cutting in concrete with reinforcing, natural stone, sewage pipes (concrete, ductile iron) and general masonry.

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

Please consult the photograph above for details of the tools’ design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Chainsaws and Concrete Cutters can be found on the Web site above.

According to the ACCC, the fuel suction hose between the fuel tank and the carburetor had, in some units within the affected serial number range, become pinched during assembly at the factory. If thus defect occurs, a small hole may form in the fuel suction hose, allowing fuel to leak out.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Chainsaws and Concrete Cutters, please do not use them. Instead, kindly return the product it to your nearest Stihl servicing dealer to be checked and repaired.

If you need to locate the nearest Stihl servicing dealer, please go to

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Stihl on 03 9215 6666 from 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday to Friday or by e-mail at

Always use appropriate personal protective equipment (“PPE”) when working with power tools such as the ones described in this recall, especially protective eyeware.

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More information about this recall:
ACCC PRA number: 2017/15945
Recalls Direct RIN: 8404-2017
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