Kobalt brand 40-volt Lithium Ion 8-inch Cordless Electric Pole Saws sold exclusively at Lowe’s have been recalled due to laceration hazard.
The switch on the recalled pole saws can fail while under a heavy load, and cause the unit to continue running after the user releases the trigger, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. 65 units have been reported to the manufacturer, but no injuries have been reported.
Consumers should immediately stop using the saws and send them back to be repaired for free. About 106,400 units manufactured from January 2017 through February 2019 are affected by this recall.