According to a recent U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission press release, STIHL, of Virginia Beach, Va. has announced a voluntary recall of the Gas powered STIHL trimmers, brushcutters, KombiMotors, hedge trimmers, edgers, clearing saws, pole pruners, and backpack blowers that utilize a toolless fuel cap. The level of ethanol and other fuel additives can distort the cap, thus allowing fuel to spill and posing a fire hazard. It is recommended to stop use immediately, and return these products to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free repair.

The company has received 81 reports of difficulty installing and/or removing the fuel caps and spillage.

For additional information, contact STIHL toll-free at (800) 233-4729 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at

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