About 8,000 Remington gasoline chainsaws have been recalled by MTD Southwest Inc, of Tempe, Ariz. The chainsaws can leak fuel, posing a fire hazard. This recall involves Remington-branded chainsaws powered by a two-cycle gasoline engine ranging in size from 42cc to 46cc and with either a 14 inch, 18-inch or 20-inch bar. The chainsaw’s housing is orange and black and Remington is printed on the side of the unit and on the bar. Chainsaws included in this recall have model numbers RM4214, RM4218 and RM4620 and serial numbers 1K155XQ0198 through 1F076XQ0200; and were manufactured between Nov. 15, 2015 and June 7, 2016. Model and serial numbers and the manufacture date are located on a white label above the rear handle. The second through fifth characters of the serial number identify the manufacturing date. The second character is the month with A= January, B= February, C = March, etc. The third and fourth characters are the day of the month. The fifth character is the last digit of the year of manufacture (e.g. C286= March 28, 2016).
The chainsaws were sold at Bi-Mart, Farmer’s Furniture, Lowe’s and Mid-States Distributing Co. and other retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Lowes.com from February 2016 through July 2016 for between $160 and $280. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chainsaws and contact MTD Southwest’s Remington recall line for instructions on obtaining a free replacement chainsaw. Contact MTD Southwest’s Remington recall line toll-free at 888-848-6038 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online www.remingtonpowertools.com and click on the Product Recall tab at the bottom of the main page. Photos available at https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Remington-Brand-Chainsaws-Recalled-by-MTD-Southwest
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