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Recall: KombiSystem Multi-Task Tool


On 2005-02-11, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding KombiSystem Multi-Task Tool due to a potential explosion/projectiles hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2001 for about $180.00 to $210.00.

About 50,000 units are involved in this STIHL multi-task tool recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Other / Misc. Yard Maintenance category in 2005.

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KombiSystem Multi-Task Tool
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What is the problem?

An internal clip may become dislodged and as a result, the clutch shoes could be projected from the clutch housing and strike consumers, posing the risk of injury.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The recalled product is a KombiSystem Multi-Task Tool powerhead, Models KM55, KM55R, KM55RC, FS55T or FS55RT. The recalled models, which have Stihl printed on the engine head, have serial numbers lower than 263868001 which can be found on the engine head. The product is a powerhead that can be fitted with attachments for a variety of tasks, including edging, trimming and sweeping.

These items were sold new+ at Authorized Stihl dealers for between $180 and $210. The FS models were sold between October 2001 and October 2002 and the KM models were sold between September 2002 and October 2004.

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 stop using this multi-task tool immediately and return it to an authorized Stihl dealer for a free repair.

Call Stihl Inc. at (800)610-6677 between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET or visit Stihl's Web site at


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Stihl has received no reports of incidents.

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