STIHL has issued a recall for several models of one of its chainsaws due to a fault. 

The manufacturer says it has discovered anomalies with the chain brake area of the battery-powered MSA 300. 

Investigations showed that there could be an issue with the chain braking time being reliable on some of the machines.

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A statement added: "As a responsible manufacturer, Stihl has decided to issue a recall for the potentially affected machines to allow them to be reworked.

"Please check your serial number and if it is lower than the range stated, please contact your dealer." 

Full details on machines being recalled: 

  • Material number

MA022000001 - 4 -7 

  • Name

MSA 300  

  • Serial number range

Lower than 447457319

Elsewhere, another manufacturer has issued an urgent recall after discovering a "safety concern" in one of its products. 

Treehog bosses have confirmed a safety pin can be removed from some models of its THRG2 Rope Grab without first pressing the safety release button, which should not be possible. 

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The firm, which is linked to Arbortec, is urging arborists who own the item to check if theirs is affected by the fault, and, if so, get in touch to return the product and receive a replacement.