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 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 above.

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:

If you have any questions regarding this recall, please:
  • Contact a STIHL representative at 1-800-233-4729
  • Email us via Contact Us

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

For more detailed photo click on the specific unit below