Consumer product recall

Kobalt Cordless Chainsaw recalled due to Laceration Hazard

Starting date:
September 23, 2020
Posting date:
September 23, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Laceration Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Last updated:


  • Product:
    Kobalt 40V Lithium-Ion 12-inch Cordless Chainsaw.
  • Issue:
    The product may continue to operate after the trigger has been released, resulting in a potential laceration hazard.
  • What to do:
    Consumers should stop using the product immediately and contact the distributor for further information.

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

Affected products

Kobalt 40V Lithium-Ion 12-inch Cordless Chainsaw

Product description

This voluntary recall involves the Kobalt 40V Lithium-Ion 12-inch Cordless Chainsaw.

The following products are included in the recall:
Description Model Number UPC
Kobalt 40-volt Lithium-Ion 12-in Cordless Electric Chainsaw (Battery Included) KCS 120-07 84182102474-1


Hazard identified

The switch contacts could weld causing the unit to remain in the "on" position resulting in the continued operation of the products when the trigger is released, posing a laceration hazard.

As of September 2020, the company has received  3 report(s) of the chainsaw remaining in the "on" position in Canada, and  no report(s) of injury. In the United States, the company has received 45 report(s) of the chainsaw remaining in the "on" position , and no report(s) of injury.

Number sold

The company reported that 1,400 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and 148,600 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from January 2014 to March 2020.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China



Greenworks Tools Inc





Hongkong Sun Rise Trading Limited

Hong Kong



Changzhou Globe Tool Group Co. Ltd.

Chanzhou, Zhonglou Zone, Jiangsu


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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Hongkong Sun Rise for additional information.

For more information, consumers may contact Hong Kong Sun Rise by telephone at 1-855-754-3057 Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, or on 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 that pose a danger to human health or safety from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents or concerns 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.