On September 5, 2019, STIHL initiated a recall of its PolyCut™ Mowing Heads, citing the risk of injury the products pose to the user and/or bystanders as the motivation behind its recall. According to the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC), the bolts securing the three plastic blades and holding the mowing head together can loosen, resulting in the mowing head falling apart. STIHL has received at least 28 reports of loose bolts or mowing heads coming apart, two of which detailed injuries resulting from the defect.
The recall is expansive; it affects more than 70,000 units of mowing heads manufactured by STIHL in the United States. The recalled mowing heads are compatible with certain models of trimmers, brushcutters, and clearing saws donning the STIHL brand name. The affected mowing heads were sold by authorized STIHL dealers from July 2018 through July 2019.
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