A massive recall has just been issued for chainsaws sold at Charlotte area stores after many continued to run after being turned off.
There have now been at least 15 injuries reported from the defective chainsaws, including 3 lacerations and 1 major arm injury that required stitches.
According to the US Consumer Safety Commission, “This recall involves two models of 14 inch chainsaws sold under three different brand names. The Portland and One Stop Gardens brand chainsaws have a green and black color scheme and “Portland” printed on the blades. The Chicago Electric brand chainsaw has a red and black color scheme and “Chicago Electric” printed on the chainsaw handle. All recalled chainsaws were sold with a black blade guard. The model number is printed on a label on the bottom of the chainsaw.”
|Portland||67255 or 61592||Green and black|
|One Stop Gardens||67255 or 61592||Green and black|
|Chicago Electric||67255 or 61592||Red and black|
The defective saws were sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores across the Charlotte area, at harborfreight.com, and on Amazon.com (all recalled saws have now been pulled from Amazon) between May 2009 and February 2018 for about $50.
The commission warned any owners to stop using their saws immediately and return them to a local Harbor Freight Tools store for a free replacement.