What are the defects?
A screw designed to support the brake band within the engine housing has not been fitted. Due to the absence of this screw, under certain circumstances and after repeated engagements, the chain brake may malfunction.
What are the hazards?
Personal injury to the operator in the event of a kickback.
What should consumers do?
Return your Stihl chainsaw to your nearest Stihl dealer immediately so that the missing screw can be fitted. For additional information call 1300 366 665.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.