VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — STIHL is recalling some of its gas-powered chain saws because the fuel line can leak, posing fire and burn hazards.
The recall is for STIHL MS 461 gas-powered chain saws and the MS 461 R chain saw with a wrap handle. Recalled chain saws have a serial number between 173092800 and 181993952, which can be found under the front hand guard on the engine housing’s sprocket side.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that STIHL has received more than 100 reports of pinched or leaking fuel lines, however, no fires, property damage or injuries have been reported.
The chain saws were sold at authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from July 2012 through December 2016 for about $1,000.
Consumers who have the recalled chain saws should should immediately stop using them and return the chain saws to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free inspection and free repair. For more information about the recall, contact STIHL Inc. at 1-800-233-4729 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website StihlUSA.com and click on Information and then Product Recalls.