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Cordless Electric Chainsaws Recalled Due to Injury Hazard

Electric chainsaw recall
Kobalt 80-volt 18-inch brushless cordless electric chainsaw (Source: CPSC)

Distributed by Hongkong Sun Rise Trading

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—February 2, 2018

By: Rosemary Piser

Recall Summary:

Name of product: Cordless electric chainsaws

Hazard: The chain brake guard in the cordless electric chainsaw can fail and allow the chainsaw to continue operating, posing an injury hazard to users.

Remedy: Repair

Recall date: February 1, 2018

Units: 48,100 in the U.S. (In addition, 2,100 were sold in Canada)

Recall Details:

In Conjunction with Canada

Description: This recall involves Greenworks, Kobalt and Snapper brands of cordless electric chainsaws. The recalled chainsaws have a 16 or 18-inch saw and an 80 or 82-volt lithium ion battery. “GreenworksPro,” “Greenworks Commercial,” “Kobalt,” or “Snapper” is printed on the saw blade. The model number and item number (if applicable) are printed at the top of the warning label underneath the chainsaw switch handle.

Brand Product Colors Model Number Item Number
Greenworks Pro 80v 16” brushless cordless electric chainsaw Green and black CS80L211 N/A
Greenworks Pro 80v 18” cordless electric chainsaw Green and black CS80L00 N/A
Greenworks Commercial 82v 18” cordless electric chainsaw Black GS 180 N/A
Kobalt 80v 18” cordless electric chainsaw Blue and black KCS 180 419015 (sold without battery)

 

670251 (sold with battery)

Snapper XD 82v 18” cordless electric chainsaw Red and black SXDCS82 1696773

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chainsaws and contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free repair.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold At: Lowe’s and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Lowes.com and other websites from January 2015 through October 2017 for between $170 and $300.

Manufacturer(s): Changzhou Globe Co. Ltd., of China

Distributor(s): Hongkong Sun Rise Trading Ltd., of China

Manufactured In: China

Recall number:18-090

Source: www.cpsc.gov

 

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