U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Fast Track Recall with Health Canada


Recall Date: February 1, 2018

Recall Number: 18-090


Cordless Electric Chainsaws Recalled Due to Injury Hazard; Distributed by Hongkong Sun Rise Trading


Recall Summary

Name of Product: Cordless electric chainsaws

Hazard: The chain brake guard in the cordless electric chainsaw can fail and allow the chainsaw to continue operating, posing an injury hazard to users.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chainsaws and contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free repair.

Consumer Contact:

Hongkong Sun Rise Trading toll-free at 888-266-7096 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Friday through Sunday or online at www.greenworkstools.com and click on “Important Safety Notice” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units: 48,100 in the U.S. (In addition, 2,100 were sold in Canada)



This recall involves Greenworks, Kobalt and Snapper brands of cordless electric chainsaws. The recalled chainsaws have a 16 or 18-inch saw and an 80 or 82-volt lithium ion battery. “GreenworksPro,” “Greenworks Commercial,” “Kobalt,” or “Snapper” is printed on the saw blade. The model number and item number (if applicable) are printed at the top of the warning label underneath the chainsaw switch handle.





Model Numbers

Item Number

Greenworks Pro

80v 16” brushless cordless electric chainsaw

Green and black




Greenworks Pro

80v 18” cordless electric chainsaw

Green and black






Greenworks Commercial

82v 18” cordless electric chainsaw


GS 180



80v 18” cordless electric chainsaw

Blue and black

KCS 180

419015 (sold without battery)


670251 (sold with battery)

Snapper XD

82v 18” cordless electric chainsaw

Red and black




Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold At: Lowe’s and other stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Lowes.com and other websites from January 2015 through October 2017 for between $170 and $300.

Distributor: Hongkong Sun Rise Trading Ltd., of China

Manufacturer: Changzhou Globe Co. Ltd., of China

Manufactured in: China


In Conjunction With: Canada

Health Canada's press release is available at: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2018/65446r-eng.php




KB Saw 

Kobalt 80-volt 18-inch brushless cordless electric chainsaw

 KB Saw Label

 Kobalt 80-volt chainsaw label

 GW Saw


Greenworks Pro 80-volt 18-inch cordless electric chainsaw

 GW Saw Label

Greenworks Pro 80-volt chainsaw label


GC82 Saw   


Greenworks Commercial 82-volt 18-inch cordless electric chainsaw

 GC8 SAW Label

Greenworks Commercial 82-volt chainsaw label

 SP Saw

Snapper XD 82-volt 18-inch cordless electric chainsaw


SP Saw Label

Snapper XD 82-volt chainsaw label


This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers. field_rc_fast_track


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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

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