Harbor Freight Recalls More Than 1 Million Electric Chain Saws

Esequiel Farfan
May 17, 2018

Harbor Freight, a business that sells power tools and home supplies, has recalled several different chainsaws after discovering a risky fault. The Portland and One Stop Gardens brand chainsaws have a green and black color design with "PORTLAND" printed on the blade.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the chainsaws could continue to operate after the switch is moved to the "off" position, posing a serious injury hazard to the operator.

Anyone with one of the chainsaws should stop using it and return it to their local Harbor Freight Tools store for a free replacement.

All have "Portland" printed on the blade. The Chicago Electric has a red handle with black components and a silver saw that has "Double Guard" printed on it.

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This has resulted in three laceration injuries, according to officials.

Over one million chainsaws are under recall due to a power switch malfunction.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent agency of the U.S. government.

More information on the recall can be found here. 67255 and 61592 of Portland, One Stop Gardens and Chicago Electric chainsaws, which were sold from May 2009 through February in Harbor Freight Tools stores or online at harborfreight.com.

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