PhotoSTIHL Inc., of Virginia Beach, Va., is recalling about 100,000 STIHL gas-powered chain saws.

The fuel line can leak, posing fire and burn hazards.

The company has received 117 reports of pinched or leaking fuel lines. No fires, property damage or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves STIHL MS 461 gas-powered chain saws, and the MS 461 R chain saw with a wrap handle. The model number is on the model plate, located on the starter cover. The chain saws are gray and orange with “STIHL” on the engine cover.

Recalled chain saws have a serial number between 173092800 and 181993952, under the front hand guard on the engine housing’s sprocket side.

The chain saws, manufactured in Germany, were sold at authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from July 2012, through December 2016, for about $1,000.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chain saws and return them to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free inspection and free repair.

Consumers may contact STIHL at 800-233-4729 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at, or online at and click on Information and then Product Recalls for more information.



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