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Kobalt cordless electric chainsaws recalled

The chainsaw can remain in the “on” position, posing a laceration hazard

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Hongkong Sun Rise Trading of China is recalling about 151,400  Kobalt brand 40-volt lithium ion cordless electric chainsaws sold in the U.S. and Canada.

The chainsaw can remain in the “on” position, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

The firm has received 48 reports of the switch contacts welding causing the chainsaw to remain in the “on” position. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Kobalt brand 40-volt lithium ion 12-inch cordless electric chainsaws with date codes from 11/01/13 to 03/31/20.

The chain saws are blue and black, with “Kobalt,” “40v max” and “12 in. 30 cm” are printed on the chain saw.

The model number and date code, which are printed on the label located in the rear handle, and the UPC located on the box, may be found here.

The chainsaws. Manufactured in China, were sold exclusively at Lowe’s Stores nationwide and online at Lowes.com from January 2014, through March 2020, for about $200.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chainsaws and contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free repair.

Consumers may contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading toll-free at (855) 378-8826 Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET), Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET), or online at www.greenworkstools.com and click on “Important Safety Notice” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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