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Stihl Chainsaw Recall
« on: February 27, 2017, 01:42:08 pm »
STIHL Recalls Chainsaws Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
On February 23, 2017 STIHL issued a recall on MS 461 and MS 461R chainsaws due to the risk of fire from pinched or leaking fuel lines. The recall summary follows:
Name of Product: STIHL gas-powered chainsaws
Hazard: The fuel line can leak, posing fire and burn hazards.
Remedy: Repair
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chainsaws and return them to an authorized STIHL Dealer for a free inspection and free repair.
Fire program staff should check the serial numbers on any MS 461 / MS 461R chainsaws in service, and forward the issue through appropriate maintenance channels.
Description: This recall involves STIHL MS 461 chainsaws and MS 461 R chainsaws with a wrap handle. The model number is on the model plate, located on the starter cover. The chainsaws are gray and orange with "STIHL" on the engine cover. Recalled chainsaws have a serial number between 173092800 and 181993952, under the front hand guard on the engine housing’s sprocket side.
Incidents/Injuries: STIHL Inc. has received 117 reports of pinched or leaking fuel lines. No fires, property damage or injuries have been reported.
Sold at: Authorized STIHL Dealers nationwide from July 2012 through December 2016 for about $1000.
Importer: STIHL Inc., of Virginia Beach, Va.
Manufacturer: ANDREAS STIHL AG & Co. KG
Manufactured in: Germany
The full recall and press release can be found by following this LINK, or visiting: https://www.stihlusa.com/information...roduct-recall/
### END OF REPORT ###
Model Identification and Serial Number Location
MS 461
MS 461 R
Location of serial number under front hand guard on sprocket side

 ;D  Al

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Re: Stihl Chainsaw Recall
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2017, 03:13:23 pm »
Already posted about 4 days ago in the recall board. http://chainsawrepair.createaforum.com/war-room/recall-stihl-461-461r/msg76214/#new

But thanks anyways  8). Never know when we miss one or 2.

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