March 16, 2023

STIHL Recalls Docking Stations Sold with STIHL iMOW® Robotic Lawn Mowers Due to Fire Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product: STIHL docking stations sold with STIHL iMOW® robotic lawn mowers

Hazard: The docking station’s printed circuit board can short circuit when exposed to moisture, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy: Repair. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled STIHL iMOW docking stations and contact STIHL or an authorized STIHL servicing dealer for a free at-home repair of their docking station.

Consumer Contact: STIHL at 800-233-4729 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Recall Details

Units: About 2,700

Description: This recall involves the docking station supplied with the STIHL iMOW, an autonomous battery-powered lawn mower. The docking stations are gray and orange. “iMOW” is displayed on the top of the mower and “STIHL” is displayed on the top of the mower and the top of the docking station. The recalled docking station’s serial number is located on a label at the base of the docking station. The following models and serial numbers are included in this recall.

Name Model Numbers iMow Serial Numbers Range Docking Station Serial Numbers Range
STIHL iMOW RMI 422, RMI 522, RMI 632 437478902 to 443268968 437475057 to 443268971

Incidents/Injuries: STIHL has received eight reports of thermal overheating including two reports of fire. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Authorized STIHL independent dealers nationwide from January 2017 through July 2022 for between $1,400 and $2,600 for the iMOW and docking station.

Importer: STIHL Incorporated, of Virginia Beach, Virginia

Manufacturer: STIHL Tirol GmbH, of Austria

Manufactured in: Austria

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