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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Important Safety Recall Notice to STIHL Customers

We care about our customers' safety, so in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, STIHL Inc. is recalling to inspect and repair certain STIHL gas-powered MS 461 and MS 461 R chain saws.  

MS 461
MS 461 R

STIHL Inc. is also voluntarily recalling to inspect and repair certain MS 461 Rescue and GS 461 machines.  

The machines included in this recall may have been sold by authorized dealers from July 2012 to December 2016.  Only products with serial numbers between 173092800 and 181993952 are included in this recall.  The serial number is located under the front hand guard on the engine housing’s sprocket side. 

Serial Number Location

The fuel line may have been pinched during the production process, allowing fuel to leak and posing fire and burn hazards.  STIHL Inc. has received no reports of fires or injuries.

If you determine that you have a machine in the model and serial number range listed above, discontinue its use immediately and take it to an authorized STIHL dealer.  Your STIHL dealer will perform a free inspection and, if necessary, repair.    

If you have any questions regarding this recall, please contact STIHL Incorporated at 1-800-233-4729 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit our website at www.stihlusa.com, or e-mail stihlrecall@stihl.us.

We take seriously the safety of the people who buy and use STIHL products.  We apologize for any inconvenience this recall may cause you.