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#1 nra1ifer OFFLINE  

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Posted May 26, 2011 - 11:57 AM

Link to the notice: STIHL Recalls Yard Power Products Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

Text of the notice:

1. NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2011
Release #11-226

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 233-4729
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

STIHL Recalls Yard Power Products Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Gas powered STIHL trimmers, brushcutters, KombiMotors, hedge trimmers, edgers, clearing saws, pole pruners, and backpack blowers that utilize a toolless fuel cap

Units: About 2.3 million

Manufacturer: STIHL Inc., of Virginia Beach, Va.

Hazard: The level of ethanol and other fuel additives can distort the toolless fuel cap, allowing fuel to spill, posing a fire and burn hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: STIHL has received 81 reports of difficulty installing and/or removing the fuel caps and fuel spillage. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The following yard power tools and model numbers are included in this recall:

Product Name & Description
Model Number | Serial Numbers Affected

Blower, backpack
BR 500 | Up to 284053456
BR 550 | Up to 284053456
BR 600 | Up to 284053456
BR 600 | Magnum Up to 284053456

Hedge Trimmer, extended reach
HL 90K | Up to 284101483
HL 100 | Up to 284101483
HL 100 | K Up to 284101483

Pole Pruner
HT 56 C-E | Up to 284398635
HT 100 | Up to 284097165
HT 101 | Up to 284097165
HT 130 | Up to 284097165
HT 131 | Up to 284097165

Edger
FC 56 C-E | Up to 284180999
FC 70 C-E | Up to 284180999
FC 90 | Up to 284012099
FC 95 | Up to 284012099
FC 100 | Up to 284012099
FC 110 | Up to 284012099

Trimmer/Brushcutter
FS 40 C-E | Up to 284180999
FS 56 C-E | Up to 284180999
FS 56 RC-E | Up to 284180999
FS 70 RC-E | Up to 284180999
FS 90 | Up to 284012099
FS 90 R | Up to 284012099
FS 100 RX | Up to 284012099
FS 110 | Up to 284012099
FS 110 R | Up to 284012099
FS 110 RX | Up to 284012099
FS 130 | Up to 284012099
FS 130 R | Up to 284012099

Clearing Saw
FS 310 | Up to 284012099

KombiEngine
KM 56 RC-E | Up to 284180999
KM 90 R | Up to 284012099
KM 110 R | Up to 284012099
KM 130 R | Up to 284012099

Visit STIHL's website, STIHL – The Number One Selling Brand of Chain Saws – Outdoor Power Tools - Locate an Independent STIHL Dealer for additional photos of the power tools involved and photos of the toolless fuel cap.

Sold at: Authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from July 2002 through May 2011 for between $190 and $650.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these products and return them to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free repair. Consumers can contact STIHL for instructions on identifying these toolless fuel caps.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact STIHL 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 STIHL – The Number One Selling Brand of Chain Saws – Outdoor Power Tools - Locate an Independent STIHL Dealer or e-mail to stihlrecall@stihl.us

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
STIHL Recalls Yard Power Products Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

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Posted May 26, 2011 - 11:59 AM

If you don't get theses notices already, here's where you go to sign up. Handy to have!

To join a CPSC e-mail subscription list, please go to https://www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx
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Posted May 26, 2011 - 03:36 PM

Hazard: The level of ethanol and other fuel additives can distort the toolless fuel cap, allowing fuel to spill, posing a fire and burn hazard.


yet another reason to get ethanol out of gas...

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Posted May 26, 2011 - 05:33 PM

yet another reason to get ethanol out of gas...


:ditto:

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Posted May 26, 2011 - 11:31 PM

yet another reason to get ethanol out of gas...


Did we need another one?

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Posted January 15, 2013 - 10:39 PM


yet another reason to get ethanol out of gas...

Silly greedy politician, CORN is fer critters,NOT fer GAS!



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Posted January 16, 2013 - 05:53 PM

Silly greedy politician, CORN is fer critters,NOT fer GAS!

A good friend of mine is a grain farmer. He and his family farm 2500-3000 acres, and he said that for what he gets out of the corn, Ethanol is a big waste!



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Posted January 16, 2013 - 06:08 PM

I have a FS46 trimmer with a ser# starting with 279. 2 questions... why was that not on the list , and what the hell is a "toolless" gas cap?



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Posted January 18, 2013 - 04:30 AM

I have a FS46 trimmer with a ser# starting with 279. 2 questions... why was that not on the list , and what the hell is a "toolless" gas cap?

One that doesn't take a tool to remove ... most saws need a screwdriver/ wrench tool to remove the gas and bar oil caps to fill .
I don't care much for Stihl .... never had much luck or dependability out of them... Husqvarna is what I use .

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Posted January 19, 2013 - 05:43 AM

I have a FS46 trimmer with a ser# starting with 279. 2 questions... why was that not on the list , and what the hell is a "toolless" gas cap?

 Recently Stihl has introduced a composite cap-white-with a spring loaded black "half ring"on top , also plastic. When turned up, the operator can grip it to easily tighten or loosen the cap. They work pretty well, but apparantly more and more parts aren't ethanol compatible. Simply solution: never use ethanol fuel.






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