Sunrise Global Marketing, of Mooresville, North Carolina, has recalled about 28,000 cordless electric lawn mowers. The circuit board in the lawn mower can short circuit and catch fire, posing a fire hazard to users. 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 company has received 12 reported incidents with the recalled lawn mowers including five reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.
The lawn 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. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn mowers, remove the battery and contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free repair. 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. Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Cordless-Electric-Lawn-Mowers-Recalled
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