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:

Product Name Model Number Serial Numbers Affected
Blower, backpack BR 500 Up to 284053456
BR 550 Up to 284053456
BR 600 Up to 284053456
BR 600 Magnum® Up to 284053456
Hedge Trimmer, extended reach HL 90K Up to 284101483
HL 100 Up to 284101483
HL 100 K Up to 284101483
HL 100 K Up to 284101483
Pole Pruner HT 56 C-E Up to 284398635

HT 100 Up to 284097165

HT 101 Up to 284097165

HT 130 Up to 284097165

HT 131 Up to 284097165
Edger FC 56 C-E Up to 284180999

FC 70 C-E Up to 284180999

FC 90 Up to 284012099

FC 95 Up to 284012099

FC 100 Up to 284012099

FC 110 Up to 284012099
Trimmer &
Brushcutter
FS 40 C-E Up to 284180999
FS 56 C-E Up to 284180999
FS 56 RC-E Up to 284180999
FS 70 RC-E Up to 284180999
FS 90 Up to 284012099
FS 90 R Up to 284012099
FS 100 RX Up to 284012099
FS 110 Up to 284012099
FS 110 R Up to 284012099
FS 110 RX Up to 284012099
FS 130 Up to 284012099
FS 130 R Up to 284012099
Clearing Saw FS 310 Up to 284012099
KombiEngine KM 56 R-CE Up to 284180999

KM 90 R Up to 284012099

KM 110 R Up to 284012099

KM 130 R 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
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