Certain Greenworks, Kobalt cordless electric walk-behind lawnmowers pose fire hazard

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May 30, 2017—Hongkong Sun Rise Trading recalled Greenworks and Kobalt cordless electric walk-behind lawnmowers, because the circuit board that’s in the lawnmowers might short-circuit and catch fire, which poses a fire hazard.

The recalled lawnmowers have a lithium-ion battery that has a maximum of 40 volts and a deck that is 20 inches wide. Both brands of lawnmowers have a large label that’s on the rear bag door that lists the date code, model number and serial number. The affected Greenworks lawnmowers have the model number 25302 and the date codes of April 10, 2014, through July 17, 2015. The affected Kobalt lawnmowers have the model number KM2040X-06 and the date codes of April 14, 2014, through May 14, 2015. The Kobalt lawnmowers also have the item number 506586, which is on the label. “Greenworks” or “Kobalt” is printed on the side of the bag.

The recalled lawnmowers were sold from May 2014 through July 2016 at Lowe’s and other retailers nationwide and online at amazon.com, lowes.com and other websites.

The company received 12 reports of incidents involving the recalled lawnmowers, which included 5 reports of fires. No injuries were reported as of press time.

Consumers immediately should stop using the recalled lawnmowers and remove the battery, and they may call Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free repair.

For more information, consumers may call Hongkong Sun Rise Trading at 888/266-7096 any day, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ET, or go to greenworkstools.com.