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Homelite Chainsaws recalled due to braking issues

Posted on January 8, 2015 8:27 am under Product Liability

In October 2008, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) announced a voluntary recall by Homelite Consumer Products Inc. of about 370,000 Homelite Chainsaws because a chain brake might fail to stop the chain from rotating, posing laceration risks to users.

The affected chainsaws were manufactured between November 2007 and August 2008, and were exclusively sold at Home Depot stores across the country from December 2007 to October 2008. The recalled units have model numbers UT10514, UT10516, UT10517, UT10518, UT10520, UT10540, UT10560, and UT10918. Consumers are advised not to use the recalled products and to contact the company to schedule a free repair.

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