Monday, 17 December, 2018

1 million chainsaws due to injury hazard — RECALL ALERT

1 million chainsaws due to injury hazard — RECALL ALERT 1 million chainsaws due to injury hazard — RECALL ALERT
Stacy Diaz | 17 May, 2018, 01:54

A national discount tool and equipment retailer issued a recall Monday for more than 1 million electric chain saws after receiving reports that some models continued running even after being turned off, exposing unsuspecting users to potentially serious injuries.

Harbor Freight, a business that sells power tools and home supplies, has recalled several different chainsaws after discovering a unsafe fault.

There have been 15 reports of chainsaws continuing to operate after being turned off, resulting in three laceration injuries. One of the injuries was serious and required arm stitches.

A power switch malfunction can allow the chainsaw to continue to run after the operator moves the switch to the "off" position.

Consumers are advised to stop used the recalled chainsaws and return them to the store for a free replacement.

The Portland and One Stop Garden chainsaws have a green and black color scheme and " Portland" printed on the blades. The Chicago Electric branded chainsaw has a red and black color scheme with the name "CHICAGO ELECTRIC" printed on the chainsaw's handle. All three brands have the same model numbers-67255 and 61592-which is printed on a label on the bottom of the chain saw.

New chainsaws will be available at Harbor Freight Tools on May 21.