3 July 2018
Makita Petrol Chainsaws (various models)
Product IdentifiersSold from November 2005 to June 2018 at various stores. Makita and Dolmar brand chainsaws with 64cc, 73cc, 79cc engine sizes All serial numbers of models: DCS6401, PS6400, DCS7301, PS7300, DCS7901, PS7900
The automatic chain brake activation is not smooth and when a kickback occurs the chain brake may not stop the chain as expected. A rotating chain after kickback poses an injury hazard to users. (No injuries have been reported).
What to do...
Stop using your chainsaw if it is identified below and take it to the store you bought it from or to the nearest Makita Authorised Service Agent. Makita NZ Ltd will arrange free of charge modification.