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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
September 12, 2005
Release #05-264
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 673-7278
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


CPSC, DOLMAR Power Products Announce Recall of Chain Saws

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: DOLMAR chain saws

Units: About 1,300 units

Distributor: DOLMAR Power Products, of Duluth, Ga.

Hazard: The flywheels on some of the chain saws may come apart during use, which could cause serious personal injury.

Incidents/Injuries: DOLMAR has received three reports of the flywheel coming apart. There have been no reports of injury.

Description: The recall involves DOLMAR PS6400 and PS7900-model chain saws in which the last five digits of the serial numbers are within the following ranges:

Chain saw Model Serial Number Range
PS6400 71998 through 79250
PS7900 40156 through 43009

The chain saw's housing is "warm red" with "DOLMAR" written on it. The chain saw's serial number can be found on the right hand side of the silver nameplate which is located on the back of the fuel tank. No other DOLMAR chain saws are involved in the recall. Any PS6400 or PS7900 chain saws with the letter "N" preceding the serial number on the nameplate and a blue dot on the shipping carton have been repaired and are not involved in the recall.

Sold at: Outdoor power equipment distributors and industrial suppliers nationwide sold these chain saws from October 2004 through August 2005 for between $570 and $750.

Manufactured in: Germany

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these chain saws immediately and contact DOLMAR to arrange for a free repair. Known purchasers were sent direct mail notification of this recall.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call DOLMAR toll-free at (888) 673-7278 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at http://www.dolmarusa.com/563.php

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