Recalls – STIHL Yard Power Products & GE Food Processor

STIHL Recalls Yard Power Products Due to Burn and Fire Hazards

STIHL is recalling approximately 2.3 million of their power lawn products which include gas powered trimmers, brushcutters, KombiMotors, hedge trimmers, edgers, clearing saws, pole pruners, and backpack blowers that utilize a toolless fuel cap. The level of ethanol and other fuel additives can distort the toolless fuel cap, allowing fuel to spill, posing a fire and burn hazard. The products were sold at authorized STIHL dealers nationwide from July 2002 through May 2011 for between $190 and $650.

Click here to read the full report for the STIHL Yard Power Products on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website. Or visit STIHL’s website for additional photos of the power tools involved and photos of the toolless fuel cap.

Walmart Recalls GE Food Processors Due to Laceration and Fire Hazard

About 255,000 GE-branded digital, 14-cup food processors (model number 169203) are being recalled. The safety interlock system on the recalled food processor can fail; allowing operation without the lid secured which poses a laceration hazard. In addition, the product can emit smoke, or catch fire, posing a fire hazard. The food processors were sold exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide and from September 2009 through February 2011 for a retail price of about $50.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled food processor and return the product to any Walmart for a full refund.

Click here to read the full report for the GE food processor on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website.

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