Fire Hazard Prompts Recall of Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers Distributed by Mooresville Company

The mower's circuit board may short circuit and catch fire

Fire Hazard Prompts Recall of Cordless Electric Lawn Mowers Distributed by Mooresville Company
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May 30, 2017

Hongkong Sun Rise Trading is recalling 28,000 cordless electric lawn mowers due to a fire hazard.

A circuit board inside the mower may short circuit and ignite.

The affected mowers include cordless electric push mowers under the Kobalt and Greenworks brands. The machines have four wheels (two small wheels in the front and two larger ones in the back), a 40-volt max lithium ion battery, and a deck 20 inches wide.

Both of the affected models include a large label on the rear bag door area with a serial number, model number, and a date code. The brand name Kobalt or Greenworks is printed on the side of the bag, and the Kobalt mowers also include an item number on the label. The following models are affected by this recall:

  • The Kobalt 40-volt max cordless dual-blade push lawn mower in blue and black with model number KM2040X-06, item number 506586, and date codes from 04/14/14 to 05/14/15
  • The Greenworks G-Max 40-volt twin force cordless electric push lawn mower in green and black with model number 25302, no item number, and date codes from 04/10/14 to 07/17/15

The mowers were sold at Lowe's and other retailers across the U.S., as well as online at Amazon, the official Lowe's website, and other websites, from May 2014 until July 2016. They were sold for $350.

To date, the company has received 12 reports of incidents involving the affected mowers, including five reports of fires. No injuries have been reported, but consumers are nevertheless urged to stop using the mowers immediately. They should take out the battery and contact the company to schedule a free repair.

For more information, consumers can reach Hongkong Sun Rise Trading at (888) 266-7096.