CPSC: Harbor Freight Tools Portland, One Stop Gardens, and Chicago Electric 14 Inch Electric Chainsaws
On 2018-05-14, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a cpsc regarding Harbor Freight Tools Portland, One Stop Gardens, and Chicago Electric 14 Inch Electric Chainsaws due to a potential Serious Injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2009 for about $50.
About 1 million units are involved in this Harbor Freight Tools chainsaw recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Saws, Splitters & Hatchets category in 2018.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
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.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves two models of 14 inch chainsaws sold under three different brand names. The Portland and One Stop Gardens brand chainsaws have a green and black color scheme and "Portland" printed on the blades. The Chicago Electric brand chainsaw has a red and black color scheme and "Chicago Electric" printed on the chainsaw handle. All recalled chainsaws were sold with a black blade guard. The model number is printed on a label on the bottom of the chainsaw.
|Portland||67255 or 61592||Green and black|
|One Stop Gardens||67255 or 61592||Green and black|
|Chicago Electric||67255 or 61592||Red and black|
These items were sold new+ at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide and online at www.harborfreight.com from May 2009 through February 2018 for about $50.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chainsaws and return the product to their local Harbor Freight Tools store for a free replacement chainsaw. Replacement units will be available starting May 21, 2018.
Harbor Freight Tools at 800-444-3353 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT, email at email@example.com or online at www.harborfreight.com and click on "Recall Safety Information" on the bottom of the homepage for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Harbor Freight Tools has received 15 reports of chainsaws continuing to operate after being turned off by the operator, resulting in three laceration injuries including one serious injury to the arm requiring stitches.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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