CPSC Recall: STIHL Recalled Yard Equipment for Fire/Burn Hazards

05/25/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Virginia Beach, VA — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and STIHL Inc. recalled about 2.3 million Gas powered STIHL trimmers, brushcutters, KombiMotors, hedge trimmers, edgers, clearing saws, pole pruners, and backpack blowers that utilize a toolless fuel cap. The CPSC announced the product recall on May 25, 2011, over fire and burn hazards the product poses.

The product recall was issued after discovering that the level of ethanol and other fuel additives can distort the toolless fuel cap, which can allow fuel to spill and pose a fire and burn hazard to consumers.

For all model numbers included in this recall, as well as their serial numbers and photos, please visit: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11226.html.

Consumers are advised to return the recalled products to an authorized STIHL dealer to receive a free repair.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact STIHL toll-free at (800) 233-4729 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.stihlusa.com or e-mail to mailto:[email protected]

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