In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Stihl Inc., of Virginia Beach, VA, U.S., is recalling about 3,000 chain saws. Fuel can leak out of the chain saw's tank, which could cause a fire or injury hazard to consumers. Stihl has received six reports of fuel leakage. No fires or injuries have been reported.
The recalled Stihl chain saws include model number MS 170 and
MS 180 C with serial numbers 255120848 through 255122797 and
255739074 through 255741150. The name "Stihl" and the model
numbers are located on the starter housing. The serial number is
printed on the housing near the bumper spikes. Stihl dealers nationwide sold the chain saws from July 2002 through October 2002.
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