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Cordless Electric Chainsaws Recalled Due to Injury Hazard; Distributed by Hongkong Sun Rise Trading

  • Kobalt 80-volt 18-inch brushless cordless electric chainsaw
  • Kobalt 80-volt chainsaw label
  • Greenworks Pro 80-volt 18-inch cordless electric chainsaw
  • Greenworks Pro 80-volt chainsaw label
  • Greenworks Commercial 82-volt 18-inch cordless electric chainsaw
  • Greenworks Commercial 82-volt chainsaw label
  • Snapper XD 82-volt 18-inch cordless electric chainsaw
  • Snapper XD 82-volt chainsaw label
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.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
February 01, 2018
Units:
48,100 in the U.S. (In addition, 2,100 were sold in Canada)
Consumer Contact

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.

Recall Details

Description:

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.
 

Brand

Product

Colors

Model Numbers

Item Number

Greenworks Pro

80v 16” brushless cordless electric chainsaw

Green and black

CS80L211, CS80L01

N/A

Greenworks Pro

80v 18” cordless electric chainsaw

Green and black

CS80L00, GCS80450, GCS80420, CS80L210

N/A

Greenworks Commercial

82v 18” cordless electric chainsaw

Black

GS 180

N/A

Kobalt

80v 18” cordless electric chainsaw

Blue and black

KCS 180

419015 (sold without battery)

 

670251 (sold with battery)

Snapper XD

82v 18” cordless electric chainsaw

Red and black

SXDCS82

1696773

 

Remedy:

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

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.

Manufacturer(s):

Changzhou Globe Co. Ltd., of China

Manufactured In:
China
Distributor(s):

Hongkong Sun Rise Trading Ltd., of China

Recall number:
18-090
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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.

About the U.S. CPSC
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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