January 11, 2006

Stihl Inc. Announces Recall of Chain Saws

Name of Product: Stihl-brand MS 192 T Chain Saws

Units: About 23,500

Manufacturer: Stihl Inc., of Virginia Beach, Va.

Hazard: These chain saws can leak fuel, posing a fire hazard. A connection in the ignition grounding system could loosen and create a spark, posing a fire hazard. Also the springs in the clutch assembly could come out of position allowing a spring of the clutch to be projected from the saw housing resulting in injury to the user.

Description: The recalled Stihl-brand chain saws have model number MS 192 T, located on the side of the chain saw’s starter housing. They include serial numbers 264371702 through 266087005, which is located on the top/front of the chain saw’s housing.

Sold at: Authorized Stihl dealers nationwide from January 2005 through July 2005 for about $280.

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: Call Stihl Inc. at (800) 610-6677 between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Stihl’s Web site at http://www.stihlusa.com/recalls/recall_MS192T.html