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Kobalt brand 40-volt Lithium Ion 8-inch Cordless Electric Pole Saws

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Product Origin Country: China
Units: About 106,400 (In addition, 120 in Canada)
Manufacturer: Changzhou Globe Co. Ltd., of China
Distributor: Lowe’s Stores nationwide and online at Lowes.com from March 2017 through October 2019 for about $180.
Defect 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
Accidents Reported: Hongkong Sun Rise Trading has received 65 reports of the saws continuing to run. No injuries have been reported.
Recommendations / Warnings: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled pole saws and contact Hongkong Sun Rise Trading for a free repair.
Additional Information: Hongkong Sun Rise Trading toll-free at 855-378-8826 Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, or online at www.greenworkstools.com and click on “Important Safety Notice.”