More than 1 million chainsaws are being called back by Harbor Freight Tools after it was found they may have a defect which causes them to continue running even after shut off, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC).
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What’s the Problem?
June 5, 2018 – Harbor Freight has received at least 15 reports of the chainsaws continuing to run after being switched off, including 3 reports of lacerations (one severe enough to require stitches), CPSC said in a recall notice issued May 15.
The recall affects 2 models of Chinese-made 14-inch chainsaws sold under the brand names “Portland,” “One Stop Garden,” and “Chicago Electric.” The Portland and One Stop Garden saws are green and black with the word “Portland” printed on the blades. The Chicago Electric is red and black and has the words “Chicago Electric” on the handle. All 3 brands have the model numbers 67255 and 61592 printed on a label on the bottom of the chainsaw.
Some of the most widely reported severe chainsaw injuries occur when the saw’s chain gets snagged and recoils at high speed into the operator’s face and chest. To avoid this tragedy, always wear snug-fitting clothes and work boots. Protect your legs with cut-resistant chaps and your hands with gloves, and always be sure to wear a helmet with a face shield.
If you purchased one of the recalled chainsaws, you should stop using it immediately and return it to the point of purchase for a refund, CPSC said. Replacement saws were distributed to Harbor Freight locations on May 21.
Do I Have a Harbor Freight Chainsaw Recall Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Harbor Freight Chainsaw Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
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