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Chainsaws Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Contact MTD Southwest’s recall line for instructions on obtaining a free replacement chainsaw.

Chainsaws Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Remington and Craftsman gasoline chainsaws, made by MTD Southwest, have been recalled for a potential fire hazard.

The chainsaws can leak fuel, posing a fire hazard. Though there have been no Incidents/Injuries reported, consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chainsaws and contact MTD Southwest’s recall line for instructions on obtaining a free replacement chainsaw.

This recall involves chainsaws powered by a two-cycle gasoline engine ranging in size from 42cc to 46cc and with either a 14 inch, 18-inch or 20-inch bar.

Remington-branded chainsaw’s housing is orange and black and Remington is printed on the side of the unit and on the bar. Chainsaws included in this recall have model numbers RM4214, RM4218 and RM4620 and serial numbers 1K155XQ0198 through 1F076XQ0200; and were manufactured between November 15, 2015 and June 7, 2016.

Craftsman-branded chainsaw’s housing is red and black and Craftsman is printed on the side of the unit and on the bar. Chainsaws included in the recall have model numbers 41AY427S799 316.38070, 41AY429S799 316.38090, 41AY462S799 316.38098 and 41AY469S799 316.38188, and serial numbers 1K155XQ0198 through 1F076XQ0200; and were manufactured between November 15, 2015 and June 7, 2016.

Model and serial numbers and the manufacture date are located on a white label above the rear handle. The second through fifth characters of the serial number identify the manufacturing date. The second character is the month with A= January, B= February, C = March, etc. The third and fourth characters are the day of the month.  The fifth character is the last digit of the year of manufacture (e.g. C286= March 28, 2016).

Craftsman is sold through Ace Hardware, Atwoods, Orchard Supply Hardware and Sears and online at OSH.com and Sears.com from February 2016 through July 2016 for between $160 and $280. The recall number to call is: toll-free at 866-864-2949 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.craftsman.com

Remington is sold through Bi-Mart, Farmer’s Furniture, Lowe’s and Mid-States Distributing Co. and other retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com and Lowes.com from February 2016 through July 2016 for between $160 and $280. The recall number to call is: toll-free at 888-848-6038 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online www.remingtonpowertools.com

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