Hongkong Sun Rise Trading Limited recalls Kobalt and Greenworks Cordless Electric Chainsaws

Starting date:
February 1, 2018
Posting date:
February 1, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Laceration Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-65446

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Hongkong Sun Rise Trading

Affected products

Kobalt and Greenworks Cordless Electric Chainsaws

Product description

This recall involves certain Kobalt and Greenworks Pro brand named 18" 80V Cordless Electric Chainsaws.

The model number can be found on the data label underneath the switch handle.
Product Name Model Number Item Number SKU Number
Kobalt 80V 18" Cordless Electric Chainsaw KCS 180B-06 419015 2000003CT
Greenworks Pro 80V Brushless 18" Cordless Electric Chainsaw (Bare Tool) GCS80450 74-6077CT 2000402CT
Greenworks Pro 80V Brushless 18" Cordless Electric Chainsaw (Tool with Battery and Charger) GCS80421 54-5702CT 2000002

 

Hazard identified

In the event of chainsaw kickback, an affected chain brake guard could fail to activate the micro switch intended to stop the motor, which could allow the chain to continue moving. This can pose a risk of a laceration to the user or a bystander.

As of January 18, 2018, the company has received no report of incidents or injuries in Canada or in the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 866 units of the Kobalt 80V 18” Cordless Electric Chainsaw and 1252 of the Greenworks Pro 80V Brushless 18” Cordless Electric Chainsaw units were sold in Canada.

Approximately 48,100 are the total numbers of all models sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The Greenworks models were sold in Canada from September 2015 to October 2017, and the Kobalt model was sold in Canada from September 2016 to October 2017.

The recalled products were sold from January 2015 to October 2017 in the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Hongkong Sun Rise Trading Limited
CHINA
Manufacturer
Changzhou Globe Tool Group Co. Ltd.
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using these chainsaws and contact Greenworks Tools for information regarding the repair.

For more information, consumers may contact Greenworks Tools toll-free at 1-888-266-7096 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Friday, by email or by visiting the company's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.