|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||CONTACT: Ken Giles|
|FEBRUARY 18, 1997
|Release # 97-070|
CPSC, Stihl Inc. Recall Chain Saws
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission (CPSC), Stihl Inc. of Virginia Beach, Va., is voluntarily
recalling over 256,000 Stihl model 029 and 039 chain saws. The gas cap
on some of these saws can loosen and leak fuel during use, which presents
a fire hazard.
Stihl Inc. has received nine reports of burn injury resulting from
fires involving these chain saws.
Model 029 or model 039 Stihl chain saws with a serial number of
235153631 and below are involved in this recall. The model number is
located on top of the saws' engine, and the serial number is located in
the saws' housing, above the bumper spikes, directly under the front hand
Stihl servicing dealers have sold the saws nationwide since March 1993 for
about $350 to $450.
Consumers should immediately stop using the saws, and return them to
an authorized Stihl dealer for a free replacement of the gas cap. Because
some of these saws were previously recalled in 1994 to repair an ignition
ground wire, Stihl dealers will also check and if necessary, repair the
ground wire free of charge.
For more information, consumers can contact their authorized Stihl
dealer or call Stihl Inc. at (800) GO-STIHL (467-8445).
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