The model number can be found on the cover near the starter cord.
Stihl1 The model number can be found on the cover near the starter cord.
The serial number can be found on the bottom of the engine.
Stihl2 The serial number can be found on the bottom of the engine.

STIHL gas-powered edgers, trimmers/brushcutters, pole pruners and KombiMotors are being recalled due to a gasoline tank vent that can become dislodged and cause fuel to leak. The vent was installed incorrectly at the factory.

If you own one of these products, you should stop using it and return it to an authorized STIHL dealer where they will inspect it and repair it for free.

The models involved are:

  • Edgers with model number FC 56C
  • Trimmer/brushcutters with model numbers FS 40 C, FS 50 C, FS 56 C and FS 56 RC
  • Pole pruners with model number HT 56 C
  • KombiMotors with model number KM 56 RC

The serial number range for all of the recalled units is 501830112 through 504083576.

Read the official recall here.