|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 610-6677
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
STIHL Inc. Recalls Chain Saws Due to Laceration Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: STIHL MS 361C chain saws (C-Q version)
Units: About 5,000
Manufacturer: STIHL Incorporated of Virginia Beach, Va.
Hazard: The throttle trigger may stick after it has been released by the operator, which could cause the engine to continue to run at a speed that drives the saw chain. This can pose a risk of a laceration injury to the user or a bystander.
Incidents/Injuries: STIHL has received three reports of the throttle trigger sticking. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled chain saws have a rear-handle activated chain brake (C-Q version) and have an orange top casing, gray base, black handle and "STIHL MS 361C" printed in an orange circle on the side of the unit.
Sold at: Authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from February 2004 through August 2009 for about $640.
Manufactured in: United States.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these chain saws immediately and return them to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact STIHL at (800) 610-6677 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit STIHL's website at www.stihlusa.com
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