Certain STIHL branded pole pruners, trimmers, brushcutters and KombiMotors
This recall involves certain STIHL branded gas powered garden tools.
|Product Name||Model Number||Serial Numbers|
|Pole Pruner||HT 56 C||501830112 to 504083576|
|Trimmer||FS 40 C||501830112 to 504083576|
|Trimmer||FS 50 C||501830112 to 504083576|
|Brushcutter||FS 56 C||501830112 to 504083576|
|Brushcutter||FS 56 RC||501830112 to 504083576|
|KombiMotor||KM 56 RC||501830112 to 504083576|
The model number is located on the starter cover at the rear of the engine. The engine size is about 28 cc. The products are grey and orange with “STIHL” on the engine cover. The serial number is located on the label on the bottom of the engine.
The fuel tank’s vent may come loose or separate into its two component pieces, resulting in the leaking of fuel from the vent or opening, posing a fire hazard.
Neither STIHL Limited nor Health Canada has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products in Canada.
In the United States, Stihl Inc. has received 319 reports of the fuel tank vents coming loose and fuel leaking. No fires or injuries have been reported.