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  • Kobalt 40-Volt max duel blade lawn mower

  • Greenworks G-MAX 40V twin force 20-inch cordless lawn mower

  • Model number, item number, serial number and date code location on Kobalt lawn mower

  • Model number, item number, serial number and date code location on Greenworks lawn mower

Sunday, May 28, 2017 10:37 am

Cordless electric lawn mowers recalled

Cordless electric lawn mowers recalled due to the circuit board in the lawn mower can short circuit and catch fire, posing a fire hazard to users. 

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

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 following models are included in the recall. 




Model Number

Item Number

Date Codes


40-volt max cordless dual-blade push lawn mower

Blue and black



04/14/14 to 05/14/15

Greenworks G-MAX

40-volt twin force cordless electric push lawn mower

Green and black



04/10/14 to 07/17/15 and click on “Important Safety Notice” at the bottom of the page for more information. 

The lawnmowers were sold at Lowe's and other retailers nationwide and online at, and other websites from May 2014 through July 2016 for about $350.