Harbor Freight recalls more than 1 million chainsaws for faulty "off" switch

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The recalled chainsaws are 14-inch electric chainsaws sold under the Portland, One Stop Gardens and Chicago Electric brands.

Harbor Freight Tools has announced the recall of approximately 1 million electric chainsaws due to a malfunctioning power switch, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The California-based retailer said it received 15 reports concerning the seemingly possessed chainsaws - with three resulting in minor cuts and one causing a serious injury to a person's arm, which required stitches.

Harbor Freight Tools recalled 1,020,000 chainsaws because of a malfunction that makes them sound like the featured weapon in a slasher movie - they can cut people by running even after being turned off.

It could allow the chainsaw to keep operating after the switch moves to the off position.

The recall involves two models of 14-inch chainsaws sold under three different brand names.

Consumers are advised to stop used the recalled chainsaws and return them to the store for a free replacement. The Chicago Electric has a red handle with black components and a silver saw that has "Double Guard" printed on it. Portland brand saws have model numbers 67255 or 61592, and Once Stop Gardens brand saws have model numbers 67255 or 61592.

Harbor Freight will have replacement units by May 21.

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