March 19, 2001STIHL Inc. Recalls Backpack
Beach, VA (SafetyAlerts) - STIHL
Inc. is recalling about 890 backpack blowers because the fuel hose on the carburetor
can be dislodged, and leak fuel, presenting fire and burn hazards.
STIHL has received four reports of fuel hoses dislodging. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled blowers have a model number of BR 420C and a serial number in the following
ranges: 47988257 through 47989256 and 49014561 through 49015560. The name,
"STIHL," and the model number, BR 420C, appear on the starter. The serial number
is printed right above the starter. The backpack blowers were sold through STIHL dealers
in California between November 2000 and January 2001 for about $400.
Consumers should stop using the backpack blower immediately and return them to the STIHL
dealer where purchased for a free repair. For more information, call STIHL Inc., toll-free
at (800) 711-7959 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
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