IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE TO STIHL CUSTOMERS


In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, STIHL Incorporated is recalling certain STIHL Yard Power Tools with Toolless Fuel Caps. These products were sold throughout the United States by STIHL Dealers.

Answers to frequently asked questions concerning this recall can be found here.

THIS RECALL IS FOR SAFETY REASONS!


Specifically, the levels of ethanol, aromatics or other additives in some gasoline sold in the United States may distort parts of the fuel cap, which could make caps more difficult to install and/or remove. If a fuel cap is not properly installed and fuel spillage results, there is a risk of fire if an ignition source is present, which could result in a burn injury to the consumer. STIHL Incorporated has received no reports of injuries at this time.

The toolless fuel caps subject to this recall can be distinguished from a newly designed cap which corrects this problem by a molded identifier mark located on the lever of the cap and also by a letter molded on the underside of the cap. These identifier markings are shown in the example photos below:

The STIHL products and model numbers subject to this recall are:

For more detailed photo click on the specific unit below

Product Name & Description Model Number Serial Numbers Affected
Blower, backpack BR 500
BR 550
BR 600
BR 600 Magnu

Up to 284053456
Up to 284053456
Up to 284053456
Up to 284053456
Hedge Trimmer,
extended reach
HL 90K
HL 100
HL 100 K
Up to 284101483
Up to 284101483
Up to 284101483
Pole Pruner HT 56 C-E
HT 100
HT 101
HT 130
HT 131
Up to 284398635
Up to 284097165
Up to 284097165
Up to 284097165
Up to 284097165
Edger FC 56 C-E
FC 70 C-E
FC 90
FC 95
FC 100
FC 110
Up to 284180999
Up to 284180999
Up to 284012099
Up to 284012099
Up to 284012099
Up to 284012099
Trimmer/Brushcutter FS 40 C-E
FS 56 C-E
FS 56 RC-E
FS 70 RC-E
FS 90
FS 90 R
FS 100 RX
FS 110
FS 110 R
FS 110 RX
FS 130
FS 130 R
Up to 284180999
Up to 284180999
Up to 284180999
Up to 284180999
Up to 284012099
Up to 284012099
Up to 284012099
Up to 284012099
Up to 284012099
Up to 284012099
Up to 284012099
Up to 284012099
Clearing Saw FS 310
Up to 284012099
KombiEngine KM 56 RC-E
KM 90 R
KM 110 R
KM 130 R
Up to 284180999
Up to 284012099
Up to 284012099
Up to 284012099

You should discontinue use of your recalled STIHL product immediately and take it/them to an authorized STIHL Dealer. If your machine(s) has a fuel cap that is being recalled, your Dealer will install a new toolless fuel cap without any cost to you.

If you need to locate your nearest STIHL Dealer:

  • Consult our Dealer Locator at www.stihlusa.com
  • Call our Customer Service number: 1-800-GO-STIHL
  • Email us via Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding this recall, please:

  • Contact a STIHL representative at 1-800-233-4729
  • Email us via Contact Us