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Kobalt Cordless Electric Chainsaws Sold Exclusively at Lowe’s Stores Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard; Distributed by Hongkong Sun Rise Trading

  • Recalled Kobalt 40-volt Lithium Ion 12-inch Cordless Electric Chainsaw
  • Label with model and date code on recalled Kobalt Brand 40-volt Lithium Ion Cordless Electric Chainsaw
Name of Product:
Kobalt Brand 40-volt Lithium Ion Cordless Electric Chainsaws

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

Recall Date:
September 23, 2020

About 150,000 (In addition, about 1,400 were sold in Canada)

Consumer Contact

Hongkong Sun Rise Trading toll-free at 855-378-8826 Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm (EST), or online at and click on “Important Safety Notice” for more information.

Recall Details


This recall involves Kobalt brand 40-volt lithium ion 12-inch cordless electric chainsaws.  Date codes from 11/01/13 to 03/31/20 are included in the recall.  The chain saws are blue and black.  “Kobalt,” “40v max” and “12 in. 30 cm” are printed on the chain saw.  The model number and date code are printed on the label located in the rear handle.  The UPC is located on the box.


Model Number


Kobalt 40-volt Lithium-Ion 12-in Cordless Electric Chainsaw (Battery Included)

KCS 120-07


Kobalt 40-volt Lithium-Ion 12-in Cordless Electric Chainsaw (Battery Not Included)

KCS 120



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


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

Sold Exclusively At:
Lowe’s Stores nationwide and online at from January 2014 through March 2020 for about $200.
Changzhou Globe Co. Ltd., of China
Hongkong Sun Rise Trading Ltd., of China
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Recall number:
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