One million chainsaws that won’t turn off are recalled by Harbor Freight Tools which has been previously hit with several personal injury lawsuits

By Mario Tacher on May 16 in Personal Injury Lawsuits.

Over a million chainsaws have been recalled after they failed to turn off after being powered up, causing numerous injuries.

Harbor Freight Tools has received 15 complaints about its products malfunctioning, with three reports of lacerated injuries and one even needing stitches.

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

Harbor Freight Tools has received 15 complaints about their chainsaws malfunctioning

Harbor Freight Tools has received 15 complaints about their chainsaws malfunctioning

Consumers should return the goods to the store and exchange the chainsaws for another.

 New chainsaws will be available at Harbor Freight Tools on May 21. 

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

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

The company prides itself on offering 'quality tools at a ridiculously low prices' but in 2017 they were slapped with a lawsuit settlement for lying about price

The company prides itself on offering ‘quality tools at a ridiculously low prices’ but in 2017 they were slapped with a lawsuit settlement for lying about price

Both the Portland and One Stop Garden both have ‘Portland’ printed on the blades and come in green and black.

The Chicago Electric features a red and black chainsaw with ‘Chicago Electric’ on the handle.

The company prides itself on offering ‘quality tools at a ridiculously low prices’ but in 2017 they were slapped with a lawsuit settlement for lying about prices.

Customers from between April 8, 2011, and December 15, 2016, could get a piece from the settlement after the company was found to advertise with a higher reference price next to the actual offering price.

For 28 out of 90 days, prices were not actually offered for a sale even though they were advertised as such.

The settlement didn’t require Harbor Freight to actually admit liability or legal fault, according to TopClassActions.com.

They’ve also been slapped with numerous lawsuits citing personal injury.

 

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