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ALERT: Great States Corporation recalls Homelite and Earthwise 20-inch cordless electric lawn mowers
- Starting date:
- September 17, 2014
- Posting date:
- September 17, 2014
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Tools and Electrical Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Improper Safety Mechanisms
- General Public
- Identification number:
Homelite and Earthwise 20-inch cordless electric lawn mowers
This recall involves Homelite and Earthwise cordless 24 Volt battery and 20 Amp electric lawn mowers. The mowers have a 20-inch (51-centimetre) cutting width and come with a 3-in-1 side discharge/mulch/bagger. The brand names “Homelite” or “Earthwise”, “3 in 1” and “20”” appear on the front of the mowers.
If the mower handle is collapsed for storage, the starting cable can be stretched to a point in which the starting mechanism will be engaged and the mower can start without the key in place, posing a risk of injury to the user.
Great States Corporation has received three incident reports in Canada, in which one report documented the amputation of three finger tips.
Health Canada has not received any consumer reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these mowers.
There were 394 Homelite lawn mowers sold at Home Depot stores and 137 Earthwise lawn mowers sold at Federated Co-op stores across Canada.
Time period sold
The recalled lawn mowers were sold between February 2014 and August 2014.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China.
YAT Electrical Appliance Co., Ltd.
Great States Corporation
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn mowers and remove the battery. Do not collapse the mower for storage unless the battery has been removed. Consumers can contact the Great States Corporation for a full refund.
For more information, consumers can contact Great States Customer Service by telephone at 1-800-313-5111 or 1-800-633-1501, Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST, or by email.
Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
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