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Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Chainsaws Due to Serious Injury Hazard

Portland Chainsaw
Recalled Portland Chainsaw (Image Provided)
Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—May 14, 2018
By: Rosemary Piser

Recall Summary

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

Source: www.cpsc.gov

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