Harbor Freight is recalling more than one million Portland, One Stop Gardens and Chicago Electric 14" electric chainsaws.
The power switch on the devices can malfunction and allow the chainsaw to continue operating after it's been turned off, creating a serious injury hazard to the user.
The recall impacts two 14" inch chainsaw models sold under three different brand names. The Portland and One Stop Gardens saws are green and black in color and have “Portland” printed on the blades.
The Chicago Electric chainsaw is red and black, with “Chicago Electric” printed on the handle. All recalled chainsaws were sold with a black blade guard.
Consumers should stop using the recalled chainsaws and return them to their local Harbor Freight Tools store for a free replacement. Replacement products will be available on May 21, 2018.
You can also visit the company's website and click on “Recall Safety Information” for more information.
The California-based retailer has received 15 reports of chainsaws continuing to operate after being turned off by the user, resulting in three laceration injuries.
The chainsaws were sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide and online at www.harborfreight.comfrom May 2009 through February 2018 for about $50.
Harbor Freight Tools can be contacted at 800-444-3353, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT.