The chainsaw can remain in the “on” position, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.
About 150,000 (In addition, about 1,400 were sold in Canada)
Hongkong Sun Rise Trading toll-free at 855-378-8826 Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm (EST), or online at www.greenworkstools.com and click on “Important Safety Notice” for more information.
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.
|Kobalt 40-volt Lithium-Ion 12-in Cordless Electric Chainsaw (Battery Included)||KCS 120-07||84182102474-1|
|Kobalt 40-volt Lithium-Ion 12-in Cordless Electric Chainsaw (Battery Not Included)||KCS 120||84182101749-1|
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.
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.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related 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 injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.