Stihl Pty Ltd — MS 461 and MS 461-R Chainsaws and GS 461 Concrete Cutter


Identifying features

Serial numbers in the range 173092800 to 181199952 inclusive.

What are the defects?

The fuel suction hose between the fuel tank and the carburetor had, in some units within the affected serial number range, become pinched during assembly at the factory.

What are the hazards?

If the defect is present a small hole may form in the fuel suction hose, allowing fuel to leak out.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should check to see if they have an affected chainsaw. Consumers with affected chainsaws should stop using the product and return it to their nearest Stihl servicing dealer to be checked and repaired.

For further information consumers can call Stihl on 03 9215 6666 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday or email

For help locating the nearest Stihl servicing dealer go to

Stihl Pty Ltd
Traders who sold this product

Authorised STIHL dealers in Australia - see

Where the product was sold
Dates available for sale
  • 1 January 2012 - 24 February 2017

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission