What's the Problem?
The recalled mini-cultivator attachment is 1 of 15 interchangeable attachments to the STIHL KombiMotor KM model powerheads, which are sold separately, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC).
"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," CPSC said.
Stihl mini-cultivators have 4 black discs with tines mounted to a gearbox and attached to a metal drive tube with a black deflector. The recalled attachments were assembled by STIHL dealers with the gearbox installed upside down.
The recalled attachments were sold at authorized STIHL servicing dealers nationwide from January 2005 through August 2020 for about $190.
If you purchased a cultivator attachment that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it and take it to an authorized STIHL servicing dealer for a free inspection and free proper assembly.
This recall began on September 30, 2020.
Do I Have a Stihl Cultivator Attachment Lawsuit?
The Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Stihl Cultivator Attachment Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was injured by a recalled cultivator, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.