More than 1M chainsaws recalled due to injury hazard

More than 1M chainsaws recalled due to injury hazard

Harbor Freight Tools has recalled more than a million 14-inch chainsaws because the power switch can malfunction.

The chainsaws were sold from May 2009 to February of 2018 in Harbor Freight Tools stores and online. Three people have had laceration injuries, including one serious injury to the arm that required stitches.

Both the Portland and One Stop Garden both have "Portland" printed on the blades and come in green and black.

Around 1,020,000 units have been recalled.

Harbor Freight Tools is recalling two chainsaw models because of a risk of serious injury.

Included in the recall are the Portland, One Stop Garden and the Chicago Electric.

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A 14-inch Portland electric chain saw.

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All of the recalled chainsaws were sold with a black blade guard. The Chicago Electric brand chainsaw has a red-and-black color scheme and "Chicago Electric" printed on the chainsaw handle.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent agency of the U.S. government. Replacement chainsaws will be available beginning May 21, 2018, according to the CPSC.

According to the agency's official website, deaths, injuries and damage caused by consumer product incidents add up to over $1 trillion per year.

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