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STIHL Recalls to Repair Mini-Cultivator Attachments
November 23, 2020
Name of product: STIHL BF-KM Mini-Cultivator attachments
 
 
Hazard: The gearbox could have mistakenly been installed upside down by the STIHL dealer causing the tines to rotate backwards toward the operator, posing a laceration hazard to the user.
 
 
Remedy: Repair
 
 
Recall date: September 30, 2020
 
 
Units: About 185,000
 
 
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.
 
 
Remedy: 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.
 
 
Incidents/Injuries: STIHL Inc. has received 12 reports of incidents, including six reports of lacerations to consumers.
 
 
Sold At: Authorized STIHL servicing dealers nationwide from January 2005 through August 2020 for about $190.
 
 
Manufacturer(s): STIHL Incorporated, of Virginia Beach, VA
 
 
Manufactured In: United States
 
 
Recall number: 20-193

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