Recall: John Deere Backhoe Attachments For Compact Utility Tractors
On 2016-09-02, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding John Deere Backhoe Attachments For Compact Utility Tractors due to a potential hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2016 for about $10700.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Riding Mowers & Yard Tractors category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls,
involving about 700,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The mounting hardware could loosen and cause the backhoe frame to rotate toward the operator, posing a crushing hazard.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves John Deere model 485A backhoe attachments for John Deere compact utility tractors 4044M, 4044R, 4049M, 4049R, 4052M, 4052R, 4066M and 4066R with serial numbers beginning with 1LV0485ACG0030+++. A complete list of serial numbers included in this recall is available on the firm's website. The backhoe attachments are green and have the leaping deer John Deere logo printed on the side. The model number 485A is printed on both sides of the backhoe attachments. The serial number is located on the rear of the backhoe mainframe.
These items were sold new+ at John Deere dealers nationwide from May 2016 through June 2016 for about $10,700.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled backhoe attachments and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair. John Deere is contacting all registered owners 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 click on "Services & Support" at the top of the page and then on "Recall Information" on the left side of the page.
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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