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Robotic Lawnmowers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard
Husqvarna has recalled its all-wheel drive robotic lawnmower due to a fire hazard. The lawnmower’s lithium-ion battery can overheat and cause a fire, according to the recall notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The products involved in the recall include Automower 435X AWD and Automower 535 AWD. The 435X model is gray with orange on the wheels, and the 535 model is orange and gray with white wheels.
The lawnmowers work to freely mow grass by detecting a signal from a perimeter cable. The products come with a charging dock station.
There have been two reports of fires from the overheated battery. No injuries have been reported. Users should download the free software update the company is pushing out to the recalled units. Users that have used the product for more than 1,200 charging cycles can request a free replacement battery.
Greg Zimmerman is editor, FacilitiesNet.com and Building Operating Management magazine.