Name of Product: Cordless electric chainsaws
Hazard: The chain brake guard in the cordless electric chainsaw can fail and allow the chainsaw to continue operating, posing an injury hazard to users.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chainsaws and contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free repair.
Hongkong Sun Rise Trading toll-free at 888-266-7096 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Friday through Sunday or online at www.greenworkstools.com and click on “Important Safety Notice” at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units: 48,100 in the U.S. (In addition, 2,100 were sold in Canada)
This recall involves Greenworks, Kobalt and Snapper brands of cordless electric chainsaws. The recalled chainsaws have a 16 or 18-inch saw and an 80 or 82-volt lithium ion battery. “GreenworksPro,” “Greenworks Commercial,” “Kobalt,” or “Snapper” is printed on the saw blade. The model number and item number (if applicable) are printed at the top of the warning label underneath the chainsaw switch handle.
419015 (sold without
670251 (sold with battery)
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold At: Lowe’s and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Lowes.com and other websites from January 2015 through October 2017 for between $170 and $300.
Distributor: Hongkong Sun Rise Trading Ltd., of China
Manufacturer: Changzhou Globe Co. Ltd., of China
Manufactured in: China
In Conjunction With: Canada
Health Canada’s press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2018/65446r-eng.php
This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers.
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