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Recall: Two Stihl chainsaws


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The problem

Stihl has recalled two of its chainsaws because the fuel line could leak and pose a fire and burn hazard.


The following chainsaws with serial numbers between #173 092 800 - #181 993 952 are affected:

  • Stihl Gas-Powered Chainsaw MS 461-Z
  • Stihl Concrete Saw GS 461-Z

What to do

Stop using the recalled chainsaws and return them to an authorised Stihl dealer for a free inspection and free repair.

For more information, contact Stihl on 09 262 4000 between 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday - Friday, or email

Information provided by Product Recalls — part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.