Stihl Recalls 156,000 Products

Recall includes gas-powered edgers, trimmer/brushcutters, pole pruners and KombiMotors.

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Stihl has recalled roughly 140,000 gas-powered edgers, trimmer/brushcutters, pole pruners and KombiMotors in the United States. Another 16,000 were sold in Canada.

This recall involves:

  • Stihl edgers with model number FC 56 C
  • Trimmer/brushcutters with model numbers FS 40 C, FS 50 C, FS 56 C and FS 56 RC
  • Pole pruners with model number HT 56 C
  • KombiMotors with model number KM 56 RC

Stihl Inc. has received 319 reports of the fuel tank vents coming loose and fuel leaking. No fires or injuries have been reported.

Products were sold at authorized Stihl dealers nationwide from November 2014 through September 2015 for between $200 and $400.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and return them to an authorized Stihl dealer for a free inspection and repair. 

Visit the CPSC Website for more information.