Own a Harbor Freight electric chainsaw? Read this recall notice.


Harbor Freight Tools is recalling more than one million 14-inch electric chainsaws nationwide due to a power switch problem.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the power switch can malfunction and allow the chainsaw to continue operating after the operator moves the switch to the “off” position, posing a serious injury hazard to the operator.

People are urged to immediately stop using the recalled chainsaws and return them to Harbor Freight Tools stores for free replacements, which will be available starting May 21.

The recall involves three brands sold online and in the Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide from May 2009 through February of this year.

The Portland and One Stop Gardens brand are green and black with “Portland” printed on the blades. The Chicago Electric brand has a red and black color scheme and “Chicago Electric” printed on the handle. 

Harbor Freight Tools has received 15 reports of chainsaws continuing to operate after being turned off. The recall states three injuries have been reported, including one serious injury to the arm that required stitches.

For more information, call Harbor Freight Tools at 800-444-3353 or email recall@harborfreight.com, or visit the Web site at www.harborfrieght.com.

You can read the full Consumer Product Safety Commission notice here.

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