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 Gardens chainsaws are green and black while the Chicago Electric chainsaws are red and black. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
The recall for the chainsaws asks consumers to stop using them immediately - returns will be accepted beginning May 21, 2018. The model number is printed on the label on the bottom of the chainsaw.
Replacement units will be available starting Sunday, May 20.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the power switch on the devices can malfunction and allow the chainsaw to continue operating after it has been turned off, creating a serious injury hazard to the user.
These chainsaws were made in China.
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