PhotoHongkong Sun Rise Trading is recalling about 28,000 cordless electric lawn mowers.

The mower's circuit board can short circuit and catch fire, posing a fire hazard to users.

The firm has received reports of 12 incidents with the recalled lawn mowers including five reports of fires. No injuries have been reported.

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 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


The mowers, manufactured in China, were sold at Lowe’s and other retailers nationwide and online at, and other websites from May 2014, through July 2016, for about $350.

What to do

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

Consumers may 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 and click on “Important Safety Notice” at the bottom of the page for more information.



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