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Hongkong Sun Rise Trading is recalling Kobalt cordless electric chainsaws due to laceration hazards

Chainsaws Cordless Sold By Lowe's Are Being Recalled Due Laceration Hazard to Hongkong Sun Rise Trading is recalling about 150,000 Kobalt 40-volt lithium ion cordless electric chainsaws in the United States and about 1,400 in Canada.

The chainsaw can remain in the “on” position, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

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.

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 chainsaws 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


The chain saws were sold only at Lowe’s Stores nationwide and online at from January 2014 through March 2020 for about $200.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chainsaws and contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free repair, the company and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission advises.

For more information, call Hongkong Sun Rise Trading at 855-378-8826 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 visit and click on “Important Safety Notice.”


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