WASHINGTON, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Great-States-Recalls-Earthwise-Cordless-Electric-Lawn-Mowers
Name of Product: Cordless 17-inch electric lawn mower
Hazard: The mower can start when the key is not in the starting position, posing an injury hazard to the user.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled electric mowers, remove the battery and contact Great States Corporation for a replacement mower.
Consumer Contact: Great States Corporation at (800) 633-1501 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email firstname.lastname@example.org or online at www.americanlawnmower.com and click on Safety Recall for more information.
Units: About 1,200
Description: This recall involves Earthwise cordless electric push lawn mowers with a 17-inch mowing deck. The recalled mowers have a silver motor housing and deck with a side discharge chute, a black foldable handle and a bright green bail lever, height adjustment lever and handle knobs. The mowers have a 24-volt removable, rechargeable battery. Brand name "Earthwise" and "17" appear on the front of the mowers. Model number 60517 is on the name plate on the back of the motor cover.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold at: Menards stores, Seventh Avenue catalogs and online at PowerSales.com and SeventhAvenue.com from January 2014 to May 2014 for about $250.
Importer: The Great States Corporation, of Shelbyville, Ind.
Manufactured in: China
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission