Stihl Pty Ltd — MS 461 and MS 461-R Chainsaws and GS 461 Concrete Cutter

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Product description

MS 461 is a chainsaw suited to professionals. It is designed for thinning work in medium and high density stands.
MS 461-R is a chainsaw suited to professionals. It is designed for fire, rescue and emergency services work.
GS 461 is a concrete cutter suited to professionals. It is designed for free hand cutting in concrete with reinforcing, natural stone, sewage pipes (concrete, ductile iron) and general masonry.
Identifying features

Other identifying numbers

Serial numbers in the range 173092800 to 181199952 inclusive.

Reasons the product is recalled

The fuel suction hose between the fuel tank and the carburetor had, in some units within the affected serial number range, become pinched during assembly at the factory.

The hazards to consumers

If the defect is present a small hole may form in the fuel suction hose, allowing fuel to leak out.

What consumers should do

Consumers should check to see if they have an affected chainsaw. Consumers with affected chainsaws should stop using the product and return it to their nearest Stihl servicing dealer to be checked and repaired.

For further information consumers can call Stihl on 03 9215 6666 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday or email

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Traders who sold this product

Authorised STIHL dealers in Australia - see

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Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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