Recall: Gasoline Chainsaws
On 2016-12-15, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Gasoline Chainsaws due to a potential Fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2016 for about $160 to $280.
About 20,000 units are involved in this MTD chainsaw recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Saws, Splitters & Hatchets category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The chainsaws can leak fuel, posing a fire hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Craftsman-branded chainsaws powered by a two-cycle gasoline engine ranging in size from 42cc to 46cc and with either a 16-inch, 18-inch or 20-inch bar. The chainsaw's housing is red and black and Craftsman is printed on the side of the unit and on the bar. Chainsaws included in the recall have model numbers 41AY427S799 316.38070, 41AY429S799 316.38090, 41AY462S799 316.38098 and 41AY469S799 316.38188, and serial numbers 1K155XQ0198 through 1F076XQ0200; and were manufactured between November 15, 2015 and June 7, 2016. Model and serial numbers and the manufacture date are located on a white label above the rear handle. The second through fifth characters of the serial number identify the manufacturing date. The second character is the month with A= January, B= February, C = March, etc. The third and fourth characters are the day of the month. The fifth character is the last digit of the year of manufacture (e.g. B196 = February 19, 2016).
These items were sold new+ at Ace Hardware, Atwoods, Orchard Supply Hardware and Sears and online at OSH.com and Sears.com from February 2016 through July 2016 for between $160 and $280.
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 the recalled chainsaws and contact MTD Southwest's Craftsman recall line for instructions on obtaining a free replacement chainsaw.
MTD Southwest's Craftsman recall line toll-free at 866-864-2949 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.craftsman.com and click on the Customer Care tab and then on Product Recalls under Warranty and Returns.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+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 at CPSC.gov.
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