Recall: John Deere Lawn and Garden Tractors
On 2016-08-04, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding John Deere Lawn and Garden Tractors due to a potential laceration hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2015 for about $8800 to $11700.
About 5,000 units are involved in this (s)Deere & Company garden tractor recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Riding Mowers & Yard Tractors category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 60 similar recalls,
involving about 700,000 product units.
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What is the problem?
The reverse implement option (RIO) system can fail, posing a laceration hazard to bystanders. RIO is a safety system that shuts off power to the mower blades when the machine is placed into reverse.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves John Deere models X710, X730, X734, X738, and X739 lawn and garden tractors with serial numbers beginning with 1M0X. A complete list of serial numbers included in this recall is available on the firm's website. The lawn and garden tractors have "John Deere" printed on the side and are green and yellow with yellow rims. The model number is on both sides of the engine hood. The serial number is located on the right side, below the foot rest.
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/59666r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at John Deere independent dealers nationwide from December 2015 through July 2016 for between $8,800 and $11,700.
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 these recalled tractors and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair. John Deere is contacting all registered owners of the recalled lawn and garden tractors 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 "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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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.