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Chainsaws Recalled – Serious Injury Hazard

Harbor Freight is recalling more than one million Portland, One Stop Gardens and Chicago Electric 14″ electric chainsaws.

 

Why Recalled

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 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 recall is for  two different 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. Model number 67255 or 61592
  • The Chicago Electric chainsaw is red and black, with “Chicago Electric” printed on the handle.  Model number 67255 or 61592

All recalled chainsaws were sold with a black blade guard.

Where Sold?

The chainsaws were sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide and online at www.harborfreight.com from May 2009 through February 2018 for about $50.

What Should You Do?

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. Harbor Freight Tools can be contacted at 800-444-3353, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT.

 

 

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Trish

Trish is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms. She has been married to her best friend, David, for 22 years and they have three sons (ages 19, 17 and 15). Trish is from the coast of North Carolina, but they now live in rural West Tennessee on a 40+ acre farm. She has been homeschooling since 2009 and her homeschool style leans towards a Montessori approach with a heavy emphasis on hands-on learning. Trish’s family is Messianic and they love studying the Scriptures, learning Hebrew and growing in their faith and walk daily. In her spare time, Trish loves to travel, write, work in their garden and can regularly be found trying to learn something new, modeling that learning is indeed a life-long endeavor!

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