Harbor Freight Tools recalls chainsaws

Brenda Watkins
May 17, 2018

The chainsaws were sold from May 2009 to February of 2018 in Harbor Freight Tools stores and online.

The power switch can malfunction and allow the chainsaw to continue operating after the operator moves the switch to the "off" position, posing a serious injury hazard to the operator.

Around 1,020,000 units have been recalled.

Over a million chainsaws have been recalled after they failed to turn off after being powered up, causing numerous injuries. The Portland and One Stop Gardens saws are green and black in color and have "Portland" printed on the blades.

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All recalled chainsaws were sold with a black blade guard and have the model number printed on a lable on the bottom of the saw.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall by Habor Freight Tools on Monday.

The Chicago Electric features a red and black chainsaw with "Chicago Electric" on the handle.

Contrary to the recall notice, which said replacements were available beginning May 1, the company's said in a recall poster on its website that people can start exchanging their chain saws May 21. It's task is to protect the public from "unreasonable risks or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction".

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