Chainsaw recall : STIHL MS 361C chain saws (C-Q version)

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DonNC

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Jan 3, 2011
165
Fayetteville, NC
Its worth a look see if you bought one from 06 to 09

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11080.html



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2010
Release #11-080 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 610-6677
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


STIHL Inc. Recalls Chain Saws Due to Laceration Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: STIHL MS 361C chain saws (C-Q version)

Units: About 5,000

Manufacturer: STIHL Incorporated of Virginia Beach, Va.

Hazard: The throttle trigger may stick after it has been released by the operator, which could cause the engine to continue to run at a speed that drives the saw chain. This can pose a risk of a laceration injury to the user or a bystander.

Incidents/Injuries: STIHL has received three reports of the throttle trigger sticking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled chain saws have a rear-handle activated chain brake (C-Q version) and have an orange top casing, gray base, black handle and "STIHL MS 361C" printed in an orange circle on the side of the unit.

Sold at: Authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from February 2004 through August 2009 for about $640.

Manufactured in: United States.

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these chain saws immediately and return them to an authorized STIHL dealer for a free repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact STIHL at (800) 610-6677 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit STIHL's website at www.stihlusa.com
 

CT-Mike

Minister of Fire
Mar 22, 2008
503
New England
THanks for the heads up. I bought a 361 in 2008' have to check and see if it is a c-q model.
 

smokinj

Minister of Fire
Aug 11, 2008
15,980
Anderson, Indiana
CT-Mike said:
THanks for the heads up. I bought a 361 in 2008' have to check and see if it is a c-q model.

Q model is the auto stop
 

Danno77

Minister of Fire
Oct 27, 2008
5,008
Hamilton, IL
weird that we've never heard about that complaint here. You'd think it would have come up once or twice...
 

smokinj

Minister of Fire
Aug 11, 2008
15,980
Anderson, Indiana
Danno77 said:
weird that we've never heard about that complaint here. You'd think it would have come up once or twice...

Not many would buy that model its kinda like a homeowner brake thrown in on a pro saw! But the 361 do spin alot after you lift on the trigger. Still it just doent belong on a pro saw. jmo
 
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