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Tesco recalls own-brand lawn mower over fire risk

Full refund offered to owners of 1000W lawn mower


Tesco is recalling its 1000W own-brand lawn mower after finding that these mowers can develop a fault – this has the potential to cause them to overheat and catch fire.

The lawn mower affected is the Tesco 1000W lawn mower, with model number ELM032012. You can tell if you have this model from the rating plate on the front of the machine. 

What to do if you have one of these lawn mowers

Owners of the affected lawn mowers are urged to stop using them and return the mower to the Tesco store where it was purchased, or the nearest Tesco superstore or Tesco Extra branch for a full refund. No receipt is required.

For further information phone Tesco customer services on 0800 505555.

The affected model of lawn mower has not been tested by Which? Gardening, but our expert lab testers have reviewed other lawn mowers available at Tesco. We also have reviews of mowers from leading brands such as Flymo, Bosch and Black & Decker. If you’re looking for a Best Buy lawn mower to keep your grass looking great, check out Which? lawn mower reviews.

Safely maintaining your lawn mower

Be sure to regularly look out for signs of wear and tear on your lawn mower. To stay safe when mowing, the main things to check are:

  • frayed electric cord
  • build up of grass clippings around the motor or air filters
  • chipped or blunted blade
  • loose or cracked plastic around the body of the mower

If you are worried that your corded electric lawn mower needs attention, contact the manufacturer or a qualified electrician.

Read our guide to using lawn mowers for more tips on keeping your mower well maintained.

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