WASHINGTON, DC (KAIT) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and STIHL Inc., of Virginia Beach, VA has announced the voluntary recall of Gas powered STIHL trimmers, brushcutters, KombiMotors, hedge trimmers, edgers, clearing saws, pole pruners, and backpack blowers that utilize a toolless fuel cap.
CPSC listed the following powertools and model numbers under the recall:
According to CPSC, the level of ethanol and other fuel additives can distort the toolless fuel cap, allowing the fuel to spill and create a fire and burn hazard. STIHL says it has received up to 81 reports of consumer having difficulty installing/removing fuel caps and fuel spillage, but no injuries were reported.
STIHL says it sold about 2.3 million units nationwide from July 2002 through May 2011 for between $190 and $650.
CSPC recommends consumers immediately stop using these products and return them to and authorized STIHL dealer for a free repair. STIHL can be contacted 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 mailto:email@example.com for more information.
To get more information photos on this recall go to CPSC website.