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Kobalt Cordless Electric Pole Saws Sold Exclusively at Lowe’s Stores Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard; Distributed by Hongkong Sun Rise Trading

  • Recalled Kobalt 40-volt Lithium Ion 8-inch Cordless Electric Pole Saw
  • Location of date code and item number on the recalled pole saw
Name of Product:
Kobalt brand 40-volt Lithium Ion 8-inch Cordless Electric Pole Saws
Hazard:

The switch on the recalled pole saws 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.

Remedy:
Repair
Recall Date:
September 23, 2020
Units:

About 106,400 (In addition, 120 in Canada)

Consumer Contact

Hongkong Sun Rise Trading toll-free at 855-378-8826 Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm (EST), or online at www.greenworkstools.com and click on “Important Safety Notice.”

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Kobalt brand 40-volt lithium ion 8-inch cordless electric pole saws manufactured from January 2017 through February 2019.  Date codes from 01/01/17 to 02/28/19 are included in the recall.  The item number and date code are printed on the side of the guide bar near the oil cap.  Kobalt is printed on the side of the unit.

Item Number Description
796791 Kobalt 49v 2.5AH Pole Saw
1083769 Kobalt 40v Pole Saw Bare Tool
970801 40v Pole Hedge Saw Combo Kit
812419 SOS Kobalt 40v Pole Saw
812424 SOS Kobalt 40v Pole Saw Tool Only

 

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pole saws and contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

Hongkong Sun Rise Trading has received 65 reports of the saws continuing to run.  No injuries have been reported.

Sold Exclusively At

Lowe’s Stores nationwide and online at Lowes.com from March 2017 through October 2019 for about $180.

Manufacturer(s):

Changzhou Globe Co. Ltd., of China

Manufactured In:
China
Distributor(s):

Hongkong Sun Rise Trading Ltd., of China

Recall number:
20-192
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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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