Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Chainsaws Due to Serious Injury Hazard

Harbor Freight Tools has received 15 complaints about their chainsaws malfunctioning

Harbor Freight Tools has received 15 complaints about their chainsaws malfunctioning

Over 1 million chainsaws were recalled due to a ghostly malfunction that let them run even after they were turned off, causing some injuries - and serious scares.

The Portland and One Stop Garden chainsaws have a green and black color scheme and " Portland" printed on the blades.

The power switch can malfunction, allowing the chainsaw to continue running after the operator has turned the switch to the "Off" position, posing a serious injury risk to the operator.

All have "Portland" printed on the blade.

The remedy: You should stop using a recalled chain saw and return the product to your local Harbor Freight Tools store for a free replacement.

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

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

The Chicago Electric chainsaw is red and black, with "Chicago Electric" printed on the handle. Replacement units will be available starting Monday, May 21, 2018.

Chainsaw usage has been recommended to cease by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in a statement on Tuesday, CBS News reports.

For more information about this recall, go here.

The defective chainsaws were sold at Harbor Freight stores across the country and online from May 2009 through February 2018 for about $50 each.

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