Black+Decker Recalls Craftsman 10-inch Chainsaws

Laceration Hazard

On December 9, 2020, The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall for approximately 82,000 CRAFTSMAN 10” CMECSP610 corded chain saws with extension poles. The Recall indicates that the chain saw can start unexpectedly without operation of the switch when the extension cord adaptor is connected upside down, posing a laceration hazard. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) provided the following picture of the product impacted by this recall.


Description: This recall involves CRAFTSMAN Model CMECSP610 10-inch corded chain saws with extension poles. The chain saws are red with black and gray accents. The name “CRAFTSMAN” is on the cutting bar and the motor end cap. The model number CMECSP610 is on the label on top of the motor.  Only chain saws with date codes of 2019-40 through 2020-35 are included. The date code is laser etched on the underside of the handle base.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled chain saws and contact CRAFTSMAN for a free repair kit.

Incidents/Injuries: CRAFTSMAN has received one report of the recalled chain saw starting without operation of the switch causing a laceration injury to a consumer.

Sold At: Lowe’s and other hardware stores nationwide, and online at from October 2019 through August 2020 for about $100.

Importer(s): CRAFTSMAN by Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc., of Towson, Md.

Manufactured In: China

Recall Number: 21-047

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