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Saw recall: More than 256,000 Kobalt cordless saws sold at Lowe's recalled for 'laceration hazard'

Two different electric, cordless saws sold at Lowe's stores nationwide and on the home improvement chain's website are being recalled because they pose a "laceration hazard."

More than 256,000 saws are included in the two recalls posted this week on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website. 

No injuries have been reported, but consumers are urged to stop using the recalled saws immediately and to contact distributor Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free repair.

For 106,400 Kobalt brand 40-volt Lithium Ion 8-inch Cordless Electric Pole Saws, the recall says the switch "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."

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Another 150,000 Kobalt Brand 40-volt Lithium Ion Cordless Electric Chainsaws are also being recalled because the saws can remain "on," the recall states. There have been 48 reports of the "switch contacts welding causing the chainsaw to remain in the 'on' position."

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The chainsaws cost about $200 and were sold from January 2014 through March 2020. The pole saws were sold from March 2017 through October 2019 for about $180.

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To learn more about the recall, contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading toll-free at 855-378-8826 Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET and Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

The recall notices say more information is available at www.greenworkstools.com when consumers click on “Important Safety Notice.” However, the new recalls were not listed on the website Thursday afternoon.

Follow USA TODAY reporter Kelly Tyko on Twitter: @KellyTyko