Recall Roundup: Power Yard Tools, Pool Drain Caps, Food Processors and More

STIHL Recalls Yard Power Products.
STIHL Recalls Yard Power Products.

Keeping track of the latest product and food recalls can be a challenge for any consumer, so Consumer Ally has collected them all in one place for you to check each week.

Here is this week's roundup:

  • STIHL Inc. recalled 2.3 million power yard tools because the fuel caps can warp from gasoline additives, allowing gas to spill and causing a fire hazard, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The company has received 81 reports of difficulty putting on or removing the fuel cap and gas spills. Fortunately, no one has been hurt. Included in the recall are gas-powered STIHL trimmers, brushcutters, KombiMotors, hedge trimmers, edgers, clearing saws, pole pruners and backpack blowers that have a tool-less fuel cap. The yard tools were sold nationwide from July 2002 through May 2011 for between $190 and $650. Consumers should take the power tools to a dealer for a repair. Call the company at (800) 233-4729 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST or e-mail them with your questions.