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Popular chainsaws recalled, may leak fuel

(Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission) (Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission)
(Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission) (Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission)
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Thousands of Craftsman-brand gasoline chainsaws are being recalled because they pose a fire hazard.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the chainsaws can leak fuel and pose a fire hazard.

The recalled models are powered by a two-cycle gasoline engine ranging in size from 42cc to 46cc.

They have either a 16-inch, 18-inch, or 20-inch 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.

You'll find the model and serial numbers along with the manufacture date on a white label above the rear handle.

They were sold at Ace Hardware, Atwoods, Orchard Supply Hardware, and Sears from February 2016 through July 2016.

If you have one of the affected models, you should stop using it immediately.

You should then contact MTD Southwest's Craftsman recall line for instructions on how to get your free replacement chainsaw. That number is 866-864-2949. You can also click on the customer care tab, then on product recalls under warranty and returns on their website.

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