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Kobalt Cordless Electric Chainsaws Sold Exclusively at Lowe’s
October 22, 2020
Name of product: Kobalt Brand 40-volt Lithium Ion Cordless Electric Chainsaws
Hazard: The chainsaw can remain in the “on” position, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. 
Remedy: Repair
Recall date: September 23, 2020
Units: About 150,000 (In addition, about 1,400 were sold in Canada)
Description: 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


Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chainsaws and contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free repair.
Incidents/Injuries: 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 Lowes.com from January 2014 through March 2020 for about $200.
Manufacturer(s): Changzhou Globe  Co. Ltd., of China
Distributor(s): Hongkong Sun Rise Trading Ltd., of China
Manufactured In: China
Recall number: 20-191
Source: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2020/Kobalt-Cordless-Electric-Chainsaws-Sold-Exclusively-at-Lowes-Stores-Recalled-Due-to-Laceration-Hazard-Distributed-by-Hongkong-Sun-Rise-Trading

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