CPSC: STIHL MS 391 Chain Saws Recalled for Injury Risks

02/15/2012 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Virginia Beach, VA — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and STIHL Inc. have voluntarily recalled about 3,000 MS 391 Chain Saws for injury risks the product poses to consumers. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on February 14, 2012.

The chain saws were recalled after discovering that the machinery’s flywheel can crack, causing parts of the flywheel to separate and strike users or bystanders. This poses an injury hazard to consumers.

“This recall involves STIHL MS 391 gas-powered chain saws with an orange top casing, gray base and black front handle and hand guard. ‘STIHL’ and ‘MS 391’ are printed in an orange circle on the starter side of the unit. The serial number is located on the crankcase to the right of the muffler when viewed from the rear of the saw,” reported the CPSC.

The following serial numbers included in the recall are:

• 28535 1759 through 28535 1956

• 28664 5278 through 28664 6277

• 28665 1283 through 28665 5577

• 28724 4317 through 28724 4480

• 28735 3627 through 28735 3647

Consumers are advised to return the recalled chain saws to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free installation of replacement flywheel.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact STIHL at (800) 610-6677 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit www.stihlusa.com. Consumers also can email the firm at [email protected]

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