Chainsaws recalled due to power switch malfunction

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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Harbor Freight Tools is recalling more than a million chainsaws, following multiple reports of power switch malfunctions.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall involves 14 inch chainsaws that were sold under three different brand names; Portland, One Stop Gardens, and Chicago Electric.

The recalled chainsaws were sold at Harbor Freight Tools stores nationwide and online at www.harborfreight.com from May 2009 through February 2018.

Harbor Freight Tools has received 15 reports of chainsaws continuing to operate after being turned off by the operator, according to the CPSC.

Three injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chainsaws and return them to any Harbor Freight Tools store for a free replacement. Replacement chainsaws will be available beginning May 21, 2018, according to the CPSC.

Harbor Freight Tools can be reached by email or at 800-444-3353 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT.

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