U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – Recall

 

Recall Date: May 26, 2017

Recall Number: 17-168

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

 

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Cordless electric lawn mowers

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

Remedy: Repair 

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

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

Units: About 28,000

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

 

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: Hongkong Sun Rise Trading Ltd., of China

Distributor: Sunrise Global Marketing, of Mooresville, N.C.

Manufactured in: China

 

Photos

Photo 1: Kobalt 40-Volt max dual blade lawn mower

Kobalt Dual Blade Mower

Photo 2: Greenworks G-MAX 40V twin force 20-inch cordless lawn mower

Greenworks Twin Force Mower 

Photo 3: Model number, item number, serial number and date code location on Kobalt lawn mower

 

Kobalt Information Tag

Photo 4: Model number, serial number and date code label on Greenworks lawn mower

 Greenworks Information Tag

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