What's the Problem?
This recall affects DeWALT DWCS600, Type 1 18-inch 15-amp corded chain saws, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) .
"The chain saw can remain running when the switch is on the off position or turn on when plugged in, posing an injury hazard to the user," CPSC said.
The recalled chainsaws are yellow with a black handle and motor cover. Only chain saws with date codes 2021 23-H5 to 2021 40-H5 are affected by this recall. The date code is stamped on the bottom of the chain saw, behind the chain/bar. DeWALT and 18-in. are written on the blade.
The recalled chainsaws were sold at hardware and tool supply stores nationwide from June 2021 through November 2021 for between $130 and $150.
If you purchased a chainsaw that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact DEWALT to receive a pre-paid shipping label to return the product directly to DEWALT in order to receive a free replacement chain saw.
This recall began on January 26, 2022.
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Working Safely with Chainsaws
Chainsaws are potentially dangerous if not used correctly and carefully. Proper operation and maintenance can greatly reduce the risk of injury when using chainsaws.
- Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions for chainsaw operation and maintenance.
- Start the chainsaw on the ground or another firm area with the brake engaged.
- Keep both hands on the handles and make sure your footing is secure.
- Plan where the object will fall, and ensure that the fall area is free of hazards.
- Plan the cut; watch for objects under tension; use extreme care to bring objects safely to the ground.
- Be prepared for kickback; avoid cutting in the kickback zone and use saws that reduce kickback danger.
- Do not cut directly over your head.
- Shut off or release the throttle before retreating.
- Shut off or engage the chain brake whenever the saw is carried more than 50 feet or across hazardous terrain.
- Take breaks as needed, as fatigue increases the risk for accidents.
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