Recall Issued For Lawn Mowers Sold At Lowe’s And Online
Around 28,000 lawn mowers are being recalled due to potential fire hazards. Hongkong Sun Rise Trading is recalling Kobalt and Greenworks brands of cordless electric walk-behind lawn mowers because of the circuit board in the lawn mower can short circuit and catch fire.
The mowers were 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.
According to the recall, the 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."
Here are the models involved 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|
While there have been no injuries reported there have been 12 claims with 5 of them involving fires. If you have one of these mowers you should immediately stop using them and remove the battery. Contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free repair 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. For more information on this recall you can visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission website.