Reports of chainsaws continuing to operate after being turned off by the operator, resulting in three laceration injuries, including one serious injury to a person’s arm requiring stitches, has resulted in the recall of more than a million machines by the tool’s manufacturer.
The recall by Harbor Freight Tools of Camarillo, CA, 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; and
- 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.
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 Monday, May 21, 2018.