More than 1M chainsaws recalled due to injury hazard

The horror of a chainsaw that keeps running after being turned off got 1 million recalled | Miami Herald

Harbor Freight Tools is recalling electric chainsaws due to the potential for serious injury.

Harbor Freight says it's received 15 reports of chainsaws continuing to operate after being turned off.

This has resulted in three laceration injuries, according to officials.

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

There are two models of the defective electric chainsaws, which were manufactured in China, labeled under three names: "The Portland", "One Stop Gardens" and "Chicago Electric".

The horror of a chainsaw that keeps running after being turned off got 1 million recalled | Miami Herald

Consumers are asked to return the chainsaws to their local Harbor Freight Tools dealer to swap them out for a chainsaw that definitely will turn off when the power switch is put on "off".

The Chicago Electric chainsaw is red and black, which "Chicago Electric" printed on the handle.

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. 67255 and 61592 of the tools, which were sold from May 2009 through February 2018.

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.

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