Recall news

AP News
Posted: Feb 14, 2012 3:20 PM
Recall news

The following recall has been announced:



DETAILS: MS 391 Chain Saws manufactured by STIHL Inc., of Virginia Beach, Va.; sold at authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from March through July 2011. This recall involves gas-powered chain saws with an orange top casing, gray base and black front handle and hand guard. "STIHL" and "MS 391" are printed in an orange circle on the starter side of the unit. The chain saws were manufactured in the United States.

WHY: The flywheel on the chain saw can crack causing parts of the flywheel to separate and strike users or bystanders, posing a risk of injury.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 3,000.

FOR MORE: Contact STIHL at 800-610-6677 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST, or visit the firm's website at