More than a million chainsaws recalled due to safety concerns

Courtesy: Consumer Product Safety Commission
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - More than one million chainsaws are being recalled due to safety concerns.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that 14-inch electric chainsaws from Portland, One Stop Gardens, and Chicago Electric must be recalled.

Officials say the sudden recall is due to a serious injury hazard that occurred with an operator. Harbor Freight Tools says it has received 15 reports of chainsaws continuing to operate after being turned off, resulting in three laceration injuries and one serious injury to a person's arm.

Officials ask anyone with one of these chainsaws to stop using it and return the product to their local Harbor Freight Tools store for a free replacement chainsaw. Replacements will be available on May 21.

The total number of chainsaws affected are 1,020,000.

For the Portland and One Stop Garden brands, the chainsaws affected have a green and black color scheme. For the Chicago Electric brand, it is a red and black color scheme. The model numbers for each of the chainsaws are either 67255 or 61592 for each brand.