The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced a recall on some products manufactured by the STIHL company. The recall includes gas-powered edgers, trimmer/brushcutters, pole pruners and KombiMotors. The CPSC says the gasoline tank vent can become dislodged due to incorrect factory installation and cause fuel to leak, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves STIHL edgers with model number FC 56 C, trimmer/brushcutters with model numbers FS 40 C, FS 50 C, FS 56 C and FS 56 RC, pole pruners with model number HT 56 C and KombiMotors with model number KM 56 RC. The model number is located on the starter cover at the rear of the engine. The engine size is about 28 cc. The products are gray and orange with “STIHL” on the engine cover. The serial number range for all of the recalled units is 501830112 through 504083576. The serial number is located on the label on the bottom of the engine.
STIHL Inc. has received 319 reports of the fuel tank vents coming loose and fuel leaking. No fires or injuries have been reported.
The CPSC reports the units were sold through authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from November 2014 through September 2015 for between $200 and $400. If you have one of the affected products, you should contact STIHL Inc. at 800-610-6677 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email firstname.lastname@example.org Log onto at http://www.stihlusa.com and click on Information and then Product Recalls for more information.
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