Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

1M chainsaws recalled because they may not turn off

The horror of a chainsaw that keeps running after being turned off got 1 million recalled | Miami Herald Harbor Freight Recalls More Than 1 Million Electric Chain Saws
Julia Gonzales | 17 May, 2018, 01:52

The brand names include Portland, One Stop Gardens, and Chicago Electric 14 inch electric chainsaws.

Over a million chainsaws have been recalled after they failed to turn off after being powered up, causing numerous injuries.

The manufacturer has gotten 15 reports of malfunctioning chainsaws.

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

Two models of 14-inch chainsaws are involved in the recall.

The Portland and One Stop Gardens brand chainsaws have a green-and-black color scheme and "Portland" printed on the blades.

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

The recall covers model Nos.

For all three brands, the model numbers affected are 67255 and 61592.

The recall impacts about about 1,020,000 chainsaws sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide and online at www.harborfreight.com from May 2009 through February 2018 for about $50.

Over a million chainsaws sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores across the US have been recalled, because they may not turn off.

The recall notice says replacement chainsaws have been available since May 1, but the Harbor Freight website says they won't be available until Monday, May 21.

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