STIHL Pty Ltd — STIHL Brushcutters - FS 240 R-Z, FS 240-Z, FS 260 C-E Z, FS 360 C-EM Z and FS 460 C-EM Z

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Rugged heavy-duty brushcutter fitted with a solid drive shaft

The brushcutter can be used with all metal grass blades for slashing and clearing applications

  • STIHL FS 240 R-Z
  • STIHL FS 240-Z
  • STIHL FS 260 C-E Z
  • STIHL FS 360 C-EM Z
  • STIHL FS 460 C-EM Z
Photograph of STIHL FS240 R-Z
Photograph of STIHL FS240-Z
Photograph of STIHL FS260 C-E Z
Photograph of STIHL FS360 C-EM Z
Photograph of STIHL FS460 C-EM Z
Identifying features

Why the product is recalled

The brushcutter's spark arrestor may not be correctly fastened.

What the hazards are to consumers

If the spark arrestor is not correctly fastened, it may come loose or detach, which can cause the emission of sparks from the muffler. There is an increased risk of fire, which may result in serious injury and property damage.

What consumers should do

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

To locate the nearest STIHL servicing dealer go to

For further information, contact your local STIHL dealer. You can find your local STIHL dealers by visiting or by calling 03 9215 6666 or via email at 

Traders who sold this product

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Responsible regulator

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

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