A million chainsaws recalled because they might not turn off

The horror of a chainsaw that keeps running after being turned off got 1 million recalled | Miami Herald

Harbor Freight Recalls More Than 1 Million Electric Chain Saws

"The recall impacts two 14" inch chainsaw models sold under three different brand names.

Harbor Freight Tools is recalling electric chainsaws due to the potential for serious injury. Three people have had laceration injuries, including one serious injury to the arm that required stitches.

Portland, One Stop Gardens, and Chicago Electric 14-inch electric chainsaws are being recalled because their power switches can malfunction, allowing them to continue running after the operator moves the switch to the "off" position.

Around 1,020,000 units have been recalled.

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

The Portland and One Stop Gardens saws are green and black and have "Portland" printed on the blades. "Portland" is printed in large capital letters across the saw.

Chainsaw usage has been recommended to cease by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in a statement on Tuesday, CBS News reports. The Chicago Electric has a red handle with black components and a silver saw that has "Double Guard" printed on it.

Customers who may have this product should return them for a replacement chainsaw, which will be available starting May 21.

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