John Deere Recalls Riding Lawn Tractors Due to Crash Hazard

Aug 04, 2015, 10:10 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/John-Deere-Recalls-Riding-Lawn-Tractors/

Recall Summary

Name of Product: John Deere lawn tractors

Hazard: The brake arm on the lawn tractor can fail, posing a crash hazard that could result in serious injury or death.

Remedy: Repair

Consumers should stop using the recalled lawn tractors immediately and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair. John Deere is also contacting all registered owners of the recalled lawn tractors directly.

Consumer Contact: Deere & Company at (800) 537-8233 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET or online at www.deere.com and select Product Recall Information on the drop-down menu under Services & Support for more information. 

Recall Details

Units:  About 1,700 (in addition, 370 were sold in Canada)

Description: This recall involves John Deere models D110, D125, D130, D140, D155, D160 and D170 lawn tractors with serial numbers beginning with 1GXD. A complete list of serial numbers included in this recall is on the firm's website (http://www.deere.com/en_US/services_and_support/recall-information/recall-information.page). The model number is printed on the bottom left and right of the hood in yellow. The brand name is printed on top left and right of the hood in black. The serial number is located on the on the left side of tractor, under the fender, above the left rear tire.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Sold at: Home Depot, Lowe's and other John Deere dealers nationwide from May 2015 through August 2015 for between $1,700 and $2,700.

Manufacturer: Deere & Company, of Moline, Ill.

Manufactured in: United States

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