Consumer product recall

Kobalt Pole Saw recalled due to laceration hazard

Starting date:
September 23, 2020
Posting date:
September 23, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Tools and Electrical Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Laceration Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Last updated:


  • Product:
    Kobalt 40V Lithium Ion 8-inch Electric Pole saw
  • Issue:
    The product may continue to operate after the trigger has been released, resulting in a potential laceration hazard
  • What to do:
    Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the distributor for additional information

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Hongkong Sun Rise Trading Ltd. 

Affected products

Kobalt 40V Lithium Ion 8-inch Electric Pole saw

Product description

This recall involves the Kobalt 40V Lithium Ion 8-inch Electric Pole saw.

The following products are included in the recall:
Descriprion Model Number UPC
40-Volt Pole Saw (Tool-Only) KPS 80 832431


Hazard identified

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

As of August, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received 50 reports of incidents, and no reports of injuries.


Number sold

The company reported that 120 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and 106,400 were sold in the United States.  

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from March 2017 to November 2019. 

Place of origin

Manufactured in China



Greenworks Tools Inc





Hongkong Sun Rise Trading Limited

Hong Kong



Changzhou Globe Tool Group Co. Ltd.

Chanzhou, Zhonglou Zone, Jiangsu


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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Hongkong Sun Rise for additional information.

For more information, consumers may contact Hong Kong Sun Rise by telephone at 1-855-378-8826 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 on the company's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website.  You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.