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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
November 13, 2002
|Stihl Recall Hotline: (800) 610-6677 |
Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Scott Wolfson,
CPSC, Stihl Inc. Announce Recall of Chain Saws
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In
cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Stihl Inc.,
of Virginia Beach, Va., is voluntarily recalling about 3,000 chain saws. Fuel
can leak out of the chain saw's tank, which could cause a fire or injury hazard
Stihl has received six reports of fuel leakage. No fires or
injuries have been reported.
The recalled Stihl chain saws include model
number MS 170 and MS 180 C with serial numbers 255120848 through 255122797 and
255739074 through 255741150. The name "Stihl" and the model numbers are located
on the starter housing. The serial number is printed on the housing near the
bumper spikes. These chain saws were manufactured in Virginia Beach,
Stihl dealers nationwide sold the chain saws from July 2002 through
October 2002 for between $180 and $200.
Consumers should stop using the
chain saws immediately and return them to the dealer where purchased for a free
repair. For more information, consumers can contact Stihl at (800) 610-6677
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.