John Deere Recalls Lawn Tractors Due to Laceration Hazard

Sep 14, 2011, 10:00 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Name of Product: Lawn Tractors

Units:  About 15,500

Manufacturer: Deere & Company of Moline, Ill.

Hazard:  Hardware used to hold the mower blade brake assemblies on the mower decks can break. This can cause the mower blades to spin longer than normal after the operator turns off the power, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None

Description: The recalled lawn tractors are green, with yellow seats and mower decks. Model numbers D100, D110, D120, and D130, all with a 42-inch Edge™ Cutting System mower deck, are included in this recall. The model number is located on both sides of the tractor's hood. Lawn tractors with the serial numbers listed below are included in the recall. The serial number is located under the right rear fender.


Model

Serial Numbers

D100

1GXD100A…BB050246 thru 1GXD100A…BB051508

1GXD100E…BB104567 thru 1GXD100E…BB114387

D110

1GXD110A…BB051350 thru 1GXD110A…BB054905

1GXD110C…BB010187 thru 1GXD110C…BB010413

1GXD110E…AB106157 thru 1GXD110E…AB106342

1GXD110E…BB106358 thru 1GXD110E…BB115481

D120

1GXD120A…BB101040 thru 1GXD120A…BB101642

1GXD120C…BB010026 thru 1GXD120C…BB010035

1GXD120E…BB101959 thru 1GXD120E…BB102750

D130

1GXD130A…BB050470 thru 1GXD130A…BB052004




Sold at: John Deere dealers, Lowe's, and Home Depot stores nationwide from December 2010 through September 2011 for between $1,500 and $2,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn tractors and contact the company for a free hardware inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Deere & Company at (800) 537-8233 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday or visit the firm's website at www.johndeere.com.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 537-8233
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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