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Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Chainsaws Due to Serious Injury Hazard

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Name of product:
Portland, One Stop Gardens, and Chicago Electric 14 inch electric chainsaws

Hazard:
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.

Remedy:
Replace

Recall date:
May 14, 2018

Units:
About 1,020,000


Recall Details

Description:
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.

Brand Model Number Color
Portland 67255 or 61592 Green and black
One Stop Gardens 67255 or 61592 Green and black
Chicago Electric 67255 or 61592 Red and black



Remedy:
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.

Incidents/Injuries:
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.

Sold At:
Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide and online at www.harborfreight.com from May 2009 through February 2018 for about $50.

Importer(s):
Harbor Freight Tools, of Camarillo, Calif.

Manufactured In:
China

Recall number:
18-155


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3 thoughts on “Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Chainsaws Due to Serious Injury Hazard

  1. Justin Hill

    On mine the sprocket that drove the chain stripped out, making the thing worthless, but I had the extended warranty, and after checking back with them several times on getting a replacement And them being out of stock, they finally just gave me a refund on it.

  2. Ricky Schultz

    I am on my 4th chainsaw, three of them melted down. Since they added a switch to push to engage the trigger to start the blade moving, they were better units. First one dropped and cut up four 50 foot trees.Three Ash and one maple. The other 3 barely lasted 30 minutes or less before they melt down doing brush. One lit on fire, the last one melted down, which also melted down my very heavy duty extension cord.