Kobalt Cordless Electric Pole Saws Sold Exclusively at Lowe's Stores Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard; Distributed by Hongkong Sun Rise Trading

Source: Consumer Recalls (CPCSC)
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:00AM

Name of product: Kobalt brand 40-volt Lithium Ion 8-inch Cordless Electric Pole Saws Hazard:

The switch on the recalled pole saws can fail while under a heavy load, and cause the unit to continue running after the user releases the trigger, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

Remedy: Repair Recall date: September 23, 2020 Units:

About 106,400 (In addition, 120 in Canada)

Consumer Contact:

Hongkong Sun Rise Trading toll-free at 855-378-8826 Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm (EST), or online at www.greenworkstools.com and click on "Important Safety Notice."

Recall Details In Conjunction With: Description:

This recall involves Kobalt brand 40-volt lithium ion 8-inch cordless electric pole saws manufactured from January 2017 through February 2019.  Date codes from 01/01/17 to 02/28/19 are included in the recall.  The item number and date code are printed on the side of the guide bar near the oil cap.  Kobalt is printed on the side of the unit.

Item Number

Description

796791

Kobalt 49v 2.5AH Pole Saw

1083769

Kobalt 40v Pole Saw Bare Tool

970801

40v Pole Hedge Saw Combo Kit

812419

SOS Kobalt 40v Pole Saw

812424

SOS Kobalt 40v Pole Saw Tool Only

 

  Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pole saws and contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

Hongkong Sun Rise Trading has received 65 reports of the saws continuing to run.  No injuries have been reported.

Sold Exclusively At:

Lowe's Stores nationwide and online at Lowes.com from March 2017 through October 2019 for about $180.

Manufacturer(s):

Changzhou Globe Co. Ltd., of China

Distributor(s):

Hongkong Sun Rise Trading Ltd., of China

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