Harbor Freight Chainsaw Recall

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Harbor Freight Chainsaw Recall

Incidents/injuries: Harbor Freight Tools has received 15 reports of chain saws continuing to operate after being turned off by the operator, resulting in three laceration injuries, including one serious arm injury that required stitches.

The recall involves two models of 14 inch chainsaws sold under three different brand names - Portland, One Stop Gardens, and Chicago Electric. About 1,020,000 units are affected by the recall.

Harbor Freight, a business that sells power tools and home supplies, has recalled several different chainsaws after discovering a risky fault.

All have "Portland" printed on the blade. "Portland" is printed in large capital letters across the saw.

If you bought a new chainsaw in the past decade, you might want to check to make sure its not this one...

The Chicago Electric chainsaw is red and black, which "Chicago Electric" printed on the handle.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent agency of the U.S. government.

Free replacements will be available starting Monday, May 21, 2018. It's task is to protect the public from "unreasonable risks or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction".

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