STIHL Inc. of Virginia Beach, Va., is recalling about 73,000 PolyCut Mowing Heads because the heads can come apart, posing an injury risk to users or bystanders, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
The recall involves mowing head cutting attachments compatible with some models of STIHL-brand trimmers, brushcutters and clearing saws, the commission said in a statement. The mowing heads can be identified by the name “STIHL” and model number “27-3” or “47-3” located on the original packaging and molded on the top side of the mowing head.
The mowing heads have three orange plastic blades, each attached with a bolt and a nut, a black top housing and a white bottom housing. They were sold at authorized full-line STIHL servicing dealers nationwide from July 2018 through July 2019 for about $30 for the 27-3 model and about $40 for the 47-3 model.
The company has received 28 reports of the heads coming apart, including two injuries, the statement said. It said consumers should stop using the recalled mowing heads immediately and take them to an authorized STIHL dealer for a full refund.
For more information, STIHL can be reached at 800-610-6677 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fort Wayne time weekdays, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.stihlusa.com and click on “Product Recalls.”