Stihl Inc. Recall of Multi-Task Tools
February 11, 2005
Stihl Inc. Announces Recall of Multi-Task Tools
Name of product: KombiSystem Multi-Task Tool
Units: About 45,000
Manufacturer: 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.
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 www.stihlusa.com