Recall: Frontier wood chippers
On 2017-10-17, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Frontier wood chippers due to a potential injury hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2017 for about $3800 to $8000.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Blowers & Yard Vacs category in 2017.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 4 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The wood chipper's knives (blades) can break and discharge, hitting the operators or bystanders, posing a risk of injury.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Frontier Wood Chippers with model numbers WC1103, WC1105, and WC1205.The green and black landscaping machines have knives (blades) that grind up tree branches turning them into wood chips or mulch. The model number and "Frontier" brand name are printed on the side of the machine. The serial number is located on the inside surface of the right hand frame on the rear of the machine. Only wood chippers with the following serial numbers are included in this recall:
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These items were sold new+ at John Deere dealers nationwide from July 2017 through August 2017 for between $3,800 and $8,000.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wood chippers and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair. John Deere is contacting all purchasers directly.
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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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