What is the problem?
The level of ethanol and other fuel additives can distort the toolless fuel cap, allowing fuel to spill, posing a fire and burn hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The following yard power tools and model numbers are included in this recall:
|Product Name & Description||Model Number||Serial Numbers Affected|
|Edger||FC 56 C-E||Up to 284180999|
|FC 70 C-E||Up to 284180999|
|FC 90||Up to 284012099|
|FC 95||Up to 284012099|
|FC 100||Up to 284012099|
|FC 110||Up to 284012099|
Visit STIHL's website, www.stihlusa.com for additional photos of the power tools involved and photos of the toolless fuel cap.
Backpack blowers, hedge trimmers, pole pruners, trimmers & brushcutters, clearing saws and KombiEngines were also recalled by Stihl due to the same hazard.
These items were sold new+ at Authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from July 2002 through May 2011 for between $190 and $650.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using these products and return them to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free repair. Consumers can contact STIHL for instructions on identifying these toolless fuel caps.
For additional information, contact STIHL toll-free at (800)233-4729 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.stihlusa.com or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available in the CPSC recall announcement.
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Company Website: www.stihlusa.com
Company Phone: (800) 233-4729
What if I don't own this, but I own something similar?
It is possible that your item was included in a different recall, or will be recalled in the future. To find out, add your item to a free, private Items I Own account. Items I OwnTM will check your items against the past 13 years of CPSC recalls, then keep checking daily for new ones. Click "I Own a SIMILAR Item" to continue.
Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.