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Trimmers, Edgers, Blowers, Other Yard Power Tools Recalled

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(Credit: Stihl USA)

(Credit: Stihl USA)

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WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 2 million power tools for the yard are being recalled because of a potential fire or burn danger.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the recall involves gas-powered Stihl (steel) trimmers, brush cutters, KombiMotors, hedge trimmers, edgers, clearing saws, pole pruners and backpack blowers.

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In all, about 2.3 million of them are being recalled by Virginia-based Stihl Inc. because of problems with the fuel caps. The CPSC says the level of ethanol and other fuel additives in the product can distort the cap, potentially causing gas to spill.

No injuries have been reported, but Stihl has received 81 reports of difficulty with the caps, either installing or removing
them, as well as fuel spillage problems.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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