STIHL Recalls Chain Saws Due to Fire and Burn Hazards

STIHL has received 117 reports of pinched or leaking fuel lines thus far

STIHL Recalls Chain Saws Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
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February 28, 2017

STIHL is recalling about 100,000 gas-powered chain saws due to the possibility of the fuel line leaking, posing fire and burn hazards.

This recall involves 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 STIHL on the engine cover. Recalled chain saws have a serial number between 173092800 and 181993952 under the front hand guard on the engine housing's sprocket side.

STIHL has received 117 reports of pinched or leaking fuel lines thus far. No fires, property damage, or injuries have been reported to date.

The affected chain saws were sold at authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from July 2012 through December 2016 for about $1,000.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chain saws and return them to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free inspection and repair.

Consumers with any additional questions or concerns about this recall can contact STIHL at (800) 233-4729.