People who may have bought chainsaws from a man in the Highworth area are being warned not to use them.
Swindon Trading Standards officers were alerted following reports of the tools being sold from the back of a van in Queens Avenue, Highworth, yesterday evening (12 May).
After examining the tools, officers became concerned about the safety of the chainsaws and seized them for further examination.
Investigations and tests on the chainsaws are continuing and, although it is not yet known if they are unsafe, Swindon Trading Standards strongly advise anyone who has bought one not to use it and to contact them as a matter of urgency.
Trading Standards advise anyone buying tools such as chainsaws to buy them from a reputable supplier.
Anyone who has bought one of the chainsaws should call 01793 466155.