September 14, 2023

STIHL Recalls MSA 300 Chainsaw Due to Laceration Hazard

Recall Summary

Name of Product: STIHL MSA 300 chainsaws

Hazard: The chainsaw can take longer to brake than expected, posing a laceration hazard.

Remedy: Repair. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled STIHL MSA 300 chainsaw and bring it to an authorized STIHL servicing dealer for a free replacement of the brake drum and brake band.

Consumer Contact: STIHL Incorporated at 800-233-4729 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at or and click on “Information” and then “Recalls & Notices” and then “MSA 300 Recall” for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 2,800

Description: This recall involves the braking system of the STIHL MSA 300, a battery-powered chainsaw. The chainsaw is gray and orange. “STIHL” and “MSA 300” are displayed on the side of the chainsaw. The recalled chainsaw’s serial number is located on a label on the rear hand guard. Serial numbers lower than 447457319 are included in the recall.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Sold at: Authorized STIHL independent dealers nationwide from January 2022 through July 2023 for about $800.

Importer: STIHL Incorporated of Virginia Beach, Virginia

Manufactured in: Austria

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