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April 4, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Stihl Inc. Recalls Blowers, Sprayers: The company said it is recalling 34,600 backpack blowers and sprayers for gardening because of a potential fuel line leak that could cause a fire. There have been no reported injuries resulting from any such leak, said Jerry Blaine, spokesman for Virginia Beach, Va.-based Stihl. The blowers and sprayers affected by the recall--models BR320, BR400, SR320 and SR400--were manufactured after Oct. 21, 1991, and have been sold since November, 1991.
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April 4, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Stihl Inc. Recalls Blowers, Sprayers: The company said it is recalling 34,600 backpack blowers and sprayers for gardening because of a potential fuel line leak that could cause a fire. There have been no reported injuries resulting from any such leak, said Jerry Blaine, spokesman for Virginia Beach, Va.-based Stihl. The blowers and sprayers affected by the recall--models BR320, BR400, SR320 and SR400--were manufactured after Oct. 21, 1991, and have been sold since November, 1991.
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January 7, 2001 | JEFF DONN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Let other people collect stamps and coins. Robert Ouellette prefers snarling, splinter-spitting pieces of machinery that inspire mass-murder flicks. Ouellette collects chain saws, and he has 43 of them so far. He keeps them carefully stacked on wooden shelves in the loft of his barn. Running his finger along the rusty housing of one model, he says wistfully: "Cleaned up, prettied up, that could have a sense of beauty."
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November 15, 2004 | Steve Chawkins, Times Staff Writer
When Gina Lopez told her pals in UC Berkeley's "global-environment" residence hall that she had joined the school's logging team, they were aghast. "Gina, I can't believe you'd do that," one of her housemates said. "It's logging!" But here she was at this weekend's California Conclave intercollegiate logging competition, gripping a double-bladed ax with both hands, rearing back and letting it fly at a bull's-eye painted on a round slab of Douglas fir.
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