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28,000 electric lawn mowers recalled due to a fire hazard

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Posted at 4:13 PM, May 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-27 16:13:30-04

28,000 cordless electric lawn mowers have been recalled due to a fire hazard.  The Kobalt and Greenworks walk-behind mowers are being recalled nationwide because the circuit board can short circuit causing a fire.   

12 incidents involving the mowers have been reported and 5 reports of fires.  No injuries have been reported.

The recalled mowers were sold between May 2014 and July 2016 at Lowe’s and other nationwide retailers.  The mowers were also available at Lowes.com and Amazon.com.

The following brand and model numbers are part of the recall:

 

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

 

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

Consumers can 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.