Harbor Freight recalls 1 million chainsaws for faulty power switch

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USA - Harbor Freight is recalling more than 1 million electric chainsaws sold under different brand names, because the "off" switch may fail to turn off the chainsaw.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says Harbor Freight issued a recall on Monday for 1,020,000 14-inch electric chainsaws because 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 chainsaw operator.

The recalled chainsaws were sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide and online at www.harborfreight.com, from May 2009 through February 2018, for about $50 each.

This recall involves the following models of chainsaws:

Brand: Chicago Electric
Model #: 67255 or 61592
Color: Red and Black

Brand: One Stop Gardens
Model #: 67255 or 61592
Color: Green and Black

Brand: Portland
Model #: 67255 or 61592
Color: Green and Black

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.

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