Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Over 1 million chainsaws under recall for switch malfunction

Over 1 million chainsaws under recall for switch malfunction

The power switch can malfunction, allowing the chainsaw to continue running after the operator has turned the switch to the "Off" position, posing a serious injury risk to the operator.

Over a million chainsaws have been recalled after they failed to turn off after being powered up, causing numerous injuries.

Both the Portland and One Stop Garden both have "Portland" printed on the blades and come in green and black.

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The California-based retailer has received 15 reports so far of chainsaws continuing to operate after being turned off by the user. Three people have had laceration injuries, including one serious injury to the arm that required stitches.

The Chicago Electric features a red and black chainsaw with "Chicago Electric" on the handle.

The recall covers model Nos.

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Over a million chainsaws sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores across the USA have been recalled, because they may not turn off. Portland brand saws have model numbers 67255 or 61592, and Once Stop Gardens brand saws have model numbers 67255 or 61592.

These chainsaws were sold at Harbor Freight Tool stores nationwide and online from May 2009 through February 2018 for about $50.00.

Harbor Freight is offering replacements instead of refunds, which will be available starting May 21.

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