The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) announced in January 2006 that approximately 23,500 defective Stihl-brand MS 192 T Chainsaws were being recalled by Stihl Inc. after learning about safety issues that may cause fire and burn hazards.
The CSPC stated that the defective products may leak fuel. Meanwhile, a loosened connection in the ignition grounding system may create a spark, possibly starting a fire. The CSPC also said the springs in the clutch assembly could be displaced, allowing a spring to spew out from the clutch casing and cause injury to the user. The affected items were sold from January 2005 to July 2005 at authorized Stihl dealers. Affected products have serial numbers 264371702 to 266087005.
Manufacturers of farm maintenance equipment, such as chainsaws, have the responsibility to ensure that their products were designed and manufactured within safety standards. If you believe an injurious farm accident resulted from a defective farm tool, speak with an attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling our Madison office at (414) 271-0900 today.