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NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2001
Release # 01-175
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Yolanda Fultz-Morris, (301) 504-7066

CPSC, Firm Announces Recall of Chain Saws

PRODUCT: Chain Saws - Stihl Inc., of Virginia Beach, Va., is voluntarily recalling about 1,000 chain saws. The recalled chain saws are model number 019T with serial numbers 249129398 through 249956311. A label on the chain saw reads in part "STIHL" and "model number 019T." The serial number is imprinted on the front of the chain saw. Stihl dealers sold the chain saws from December 2000 through May 5, 2001 for about $270.

PROBLEM: A missing screw can cause the chain brake to fail to operate, presenting a laceration hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: None reported.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop using the recalled chain saw immediately and return it to the Stihl dealer where purchased for repair. For more information, contact Stihl Inc. at (800) 467-8445 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Consumers also can visit the firm's web site at www.stihlusa.com.

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