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Description: February 11, 2005Release # 05-105 Stihl Recall Hotline: (800) 610-6677 CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 CPSC, Stihl Inc. Announce Recall of Multi-Task Tools WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: KombiSystem Multi-Task ToolUnits: About 45,000Manufacturer: Stihl Inc., of Virginia Beach, Va. Hazard: An internal clip may become dislodged and as a result, the clutch shoes could be projected from the clutch housing and strike consumers, posing the risk of injury.Incidents/Injuries: Stihl has received no reports of incidents. Description: The recalled product is a KombiSystem Multi-Task Tool powerhead, Models KM55, KM55R, KM55RC, FS55T or FS55RT. The recalled models, which have "Stihl" printed on the engine head, have serial numbers lower than 263868001 which can be found on the engine head. The product is a powerhead that can be fitted with attachments for a variety of tasks, including edging, trimming and sweeping.Sold at: Authorized Stihl dealers for between $180 and $210. The FS models were sold between October 2001 and October 2002 and the KM models were sold between September 2002 and October 2004. Manufactured in: United States.Remedy: Consumers should stop using this multi-task tool immediately and return it to an authorized Stihl dealer for a free repair.Consumer Contact: Call Stihl Inc. at (800) 610-6677 between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET or visit Stihl's Web site at [Source]

Recall Information

Country of OriginUnited States
Recall Date02/11/2005
Recall ID2871
Recall Number05105
Product TypeEdgers
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