18” corded electric DeWalt chainsaws recalled; may not turn off

If you bought an 18”, 15-amp corded electric chainsaw from DeWalt in the last couple of years, you need to check if it is included in a recent safety recall. If it is, you need to stop using it immediately.

About 8,500 of these saws have been recalled because they may not turn off when the power switch is put in the “off” position – or they may turn on immediately when plugged in.

Although this problem could clearly result in injury, DeWalt is not aware of any actual injuries having taken place.

Which model is being recalled?

DeWalt sells several models of chainsaws. The only ones being recalled are 18”, 15-amp electric saws with cords with the model number DWCS600. On the underside base of the saw, the recalled saws will have a date code of 2021 23-H5 to 2021 40-H5. DeWalt and “18-in.” are also written on the blade. If you cannot locate the date code, contact DeWalt.

These were sold between June 2021 and November 2021 in stores throughout the United States. The saws cost between about $130 and $150.

What will DeWalt do for customers?

Once a customer identifies their chainsaw as one being recalled, they should contact DeWalt at 855-474-5875 (between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern time, M-F) or at to request a prepaid shipping label. The customer should then ship the chainsaw back to DeWalt and the company will send a replacement saw.

Injured by a defective product?

Luckily, no one has reported an injury from this DeWalt electric chainsaw. However, manufacturers, distributers, suppliers, or even retailers are potentially liable for injuries caused a defective product. This includes products with design defects, manufacturing issues, ineffective safety warnings, failure to warn, or other problems.

If you have been injured while using a consumer product, have your situation evaluated by an attorney with significant experience in product liability law.

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