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Power switch problem causes chainsaw to stay on

Harbor Freight Tools is recalling their Portland, One Stop Gardens and Chicago Electric 14 inch electric chainsaws.

The power switch can malfunction and cause the chainsaw to continue operating despite the switch being turned off, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Harbor Freight Tools received 15 reports of the chainsaws not turning off properly including one report of a person who had to get stitches on the arm due to a serious injury caused by the chainsaw, according to CPSC.

The company has also received two other laceration reports.

About 1,020,000 chainsaws were recalled starting May 14.

Consumers are advised to return the product to Harbor Freight Tools. Replacement units will be available starting May 21.

Brand Model Number Color:

Portland 67255 or 61592 Green and black

One Stop Gardens 67255 or 61592 Green and black

Chicago Electric 67255 or 61592 Red and black

Consumer Contact:

Harbor Freight Tools at 800-444-3353 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT.

Email at recall@harborfreight.com

Discount School Supply is recalling their Colorations™ brand extra-large crayons due to glass in the red crayons.

About 2,200 of the crayon boxes are being recalled.

The firm received two reports of a red crayon with glass in it, according to CPSC.

The product was sold exclusively at DiscountSchoolSupply.com from June 2017 through October 2017 for about $36.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled crayons and contact Discount School Supply to obtain a free full replacement set. Discount School Supply is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Call Discount School Supply at 800-338-4430 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email at recall@discountschoolsupply.com.

Regency Fireplace Products is recalling their gas stove fireplaces (models U37 and U39) due to explosion and injury hazards.

The pressure release system can fail and cause the gas stove to explode, posing explosion and injury hazards, according to CPSC.

Regency has received three reports of the pressure system failing, and one report of the door hinge breaking, including one incident that resulted in minor cuts to the consumer’s legs.

About 13,700 were sold in the United Sates. In addition, 11,300 were sold in Canada and 10 were sold in Mexico.

Model Number Serial Number Range:

U39

41001 - 42602

223000001 - 223008520

315000001 - 315012548

U37

13735 - 13763

31001 - 31795

221000025 - 221002269

221031585 - 221031745

313000001 - 313000457

Regency toll-free at 866-867-4328 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at u39@regency-fire.com or online at www.regency-fire.com.

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