About STIHL BF-KM Mini-Cultivator attachments
Recall Date: 9/30/2020
The recalled mini-cultivator is one of 15 interchangeable attachments to the STIHL KombiMotor KM model powerheads, which are sold separately. The mini-cultivator is used to break up loose soil. It has four black discs with tines mounted to a gearbox and attached to a metal drive tube with a black deflector. The mini-cultivator attachment should have been assembled by the STIHL dealer and not sold in a box or assembled by the consumer. The recalled mini-cultivator attachments are those with the gearbox installed upside down.
STIHL Inc. at 800-233-4729 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, e-mail at email@example.com or online at www.stihlusa.com and click on “Information” and then “Product Recalls” and then “BF-KM recall” for more information.
- Authorized STIHL servicing dealers nationwide from January 2005 through August 2020 for about $190.
- STIHL Incorporated, of Virginia Beach, VA
- United States
Number of Units Sold: About 185,000
- The gearbox could have mistakenly been installed upside down by the STIHL dealer causing the tines to rotate backwards toward the operator, posing a laceration hazard to the user.
- STIHL Inc. has received 12 reports of incidents, including six reports of lacerations to consumers.
Resolution, Remedy, Fix
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mini-cultivator attachment and take it to an authorized STIHL servicing dealer for a free inspection and free proper assembly.
Images of STIHL BF-KM Mini-Cultivator attachments