Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Chainsaws recalled over power switch malfunction

Chainsaws recalled over power switch malfunction

More than a million chainsaws sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide are being recalled because they can continue to run after being turned off, posing a serious injury hazard.

The remedy: You should stop using a recalled chain saw and return the product to your local Harbor Freight Tools store for a free replacement.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the power switch can malfunction, causing it to remain on even after the operator has turned it off.

For the Portland and One Stop Garden brands, the chainsaws affected have a green and black color scheme.

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The recall notice says replacement chainsaws have been available since May 1, but the Harbor Freight website says they won't be available until Monday, May 21. Portland brand saws have model numbers 67255 or 61592, and Once Stop Gardens brand saws have model numbers 67255 or 61592. 67255 or 61592, color red or black.

It involved two models of 14 inch chainsaws sold under three different brand names, sold May 2009 and February 2018.

All recalled chainsaws were sold with a black blade guard. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms that commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and a remedy to protect consumers.

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