Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Over 1 Million Chainsaws
Chainsaws are nothing to mess around with. You've got to be careful, wear the right protective gear, and know what you're doing. What if you've done all of this and, through no fault of your own, you're injured because of a malfunction of the chainsaw itself. That's what has prompted Harbor Freight Tools to announce a recall on some chainsaws this afternoon.
According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Harbor Freight is recalling Portland, One Stop Gardens and Chicago Electric 14-inch electric chainsaws due to a power switch malfunction. This could allow the chainsaw to continue operating even after the user has moved the switch to the 'off' position, which could cause serious injuries.
Over 1 million of these chainsaws have been sold nationwide at Harbor Freight Stores as well as online. If you or someone you know owns one of these machines, you are being asked to stop using it immediately and to return to product to your Harbor Freight Store for a free, replacement chainsaw. These units will be available beginning May 21, 2018.
As of this writing, there have been 15 reports of injuries, some serious. You can also call Harbor Freight for more information at 800-444-3353.