STIHL has learned that in a limited number of STIHL mistblowers the flywheel may have cracks. A failure during the lifetime of the machine would pose a projectile hazard to the user or a bystander. As a responsible manufacturer, STIHL has decided to recall and re-pair the mentioned mistblowers.
Only trained people can detect a damaged flywheel.
Machines in the following serial number range are affected: 369259472 up to and including 370391433
If you have purchased a mistblower SR 430, SR 440 or SR 450 in the year 2020 or 2021 and it is in the given serial number range, please discontinue using the machine immediately.
Please contact your local STIHL dealer for a flywheel replacement. This repair is free of charge for you. We ask for your understanding for this precautionary measure. Please take this action in the interest of your own safety and that of third parties.