Stihl Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 5,000 chain saws because the throttle trigger may stick, posing a laceration hazard.
No injuries have been reported.
The Virginia Beach, Va.-based company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission made the recall announcement on Thursday.
Stihl said it has received three reports of the throttle sticking in the C-Q version of the STIHL MS 361 C chain saws.
The devices have a rear-handle activated chain brake with an orange top casing, gray base and black handle. Consumers can find "STIHL MS 361C" printed in an orange circle on the side of the chain saws.
The chain saws, which were priced at about $640, were sold across the country from February 2004 through August 2009.
Consumers should immediately stop using the chain saws and bring them to an authorized Stihl dealer for a free repair.