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STIHL BF-KM Mini-Cultivator attachments

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SIAR Code: 31118
Notifying Country: United States of America
Source URL: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2020/STIHL-Recalls-to-Repair-Mini-Cultivator-Attachments-Due-to-Laceration-Hazard
Publication Date: Sep 30, 2020
Product Origin Country: United States of America
Units: About 185,000
Manufacturer: STIHL Incorporated, of Virginia Beach, VA
Distributor: Authorized STIHL servicing dealers nationwide from January 2005 through August 2020 for about $190.
Defect Description: The recalled mini-cultivator is one of 15 interchangeable attachments to the STIHL KombiMotor KM model powerheads, which are sold separately. The mini-cultivator is used to break up loose soil. It has four black discs with tines mounted to a gearbox and attached to a metal drive tube with a black deflector. The mini-cultivator attachment should have been assembled by the STIHL dealer and not sold in a box or assembled by the consumer. The recalled mini-cultivator attachments are those with the gearbox installed upside down.
Accidents Reported: STIHL Inc. has received 12 reports of incidents, including six reports of lacerations to consumers.
Recommendations / Warnings: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mini-cultivator attachment and take it to an authorized STIHL servicing dealer for a free inspection and free proper assembly.
Additional Information: STIHL Inc. at 800-233-4729 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail at stihlrecall@stihl.us or online at www.stihlusa.com and click on “Information” and then “Product Recalls” and then “BF-KM recall” for more information.