Recall: Cordless electric lawn mowers
On 2017-05-26, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Cordless electric lawn mowers due to a potential Fire hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2014 for about $350.
About 30,000 units are involved in this Hongkong Sun Rise Trading Ltd., of China lawn mower recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Lawn Mowers (Not Riding) category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 10 similar recalls,
involving about 1,000,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The circuit board in the lawn mower can short circuit and catch fire, posing a fire hazard to users.
How can I tell if I own this product?
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.
These items were sold new+ 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.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn mowers, remove the battery and contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free repair.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
The firm has received 12 reported incidents with the recalled lawn mowers including 5 reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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