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Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard; Made by Hongkong Sun Rise Trading

  • Kobalt 40-Volt max dual blade lawn mower
  • Greenworks G-MAX 40V twin force 20-inch cordless lawn mower
  • Model number, item number, serial number and date code location on Kobalt lawn mower
  • Model number, serial number and date code label on Greenworks lawn mower
Name of Product:
Cordless electric lawn mowers
Hazard:

The circuit board in the cordless electric lawn mower can short circuit and catch fire, posing a fire hazard to users.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
May 26, 2017
Units:
About 28,000
Consumer Contact

Hongkong Sun Rise Trading toll-free at 888-266-7096 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET any day or online at www.greenworkstools.com and click on “Important Safety Notice” at the bottom of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Kobalt and Greenworks brands of cordless electric walk-behind lawn mowers. The recalled lawn mowers have four wheels (two smaller ones in the front and two larger ones in the back), a 40-volt max lithium ion battery and a deck width of 20 inches. Both models have a large label on the rear bag door area with a serial number, model number and date code. The Kobalt brand mowers also have an item number on the label. “Kobalt” or “Greenworks” is printed on the side of the bag. The following models are included in the recall.

 

Brand

Product

Colors

Model Number

Item Number

Date Codes

Kobalt

40-volt max cordless dual-blade push lawn mower

Blue and black

KM2040X-06

506586

04/14/14 to 05/14/15

Greenworks G-MAX

40-volt twin force cordless electric push lawn mower

Green and black

25302

N/A

04/10/14 to 07/17/15

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn mowers, remove the battery and contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

The firm has received 12 reported incidents with the recalled lawn mowers including 5 reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At

Lowe’s and other retailers nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Lowes.com and other websites from May 2014 through July 2016 for about $350.

Manufacturer(s):

Hongkong Sun Rise Trading Ltd., of China

Manufactured In:
China
Distributor(s):

Sunrise Global Marketing, of Mooresville, N.C.

Recall number:
17-168
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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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