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.


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 below product is one that may use the cap subject to this recall.

Product Name & Description Model Number Serial Numbers Affected
Edger FC 56 C-E
Up to 284053456

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:

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
  • 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