Posted on: November 23, 2011
In a news release Thursday, Deere & Company announced, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, a voluntary recall of more than 15,000 John Deere lawn tractors due to a laceration hazard.
Subject to recall are approximately 15,500 lawn tractors. The hardware used to hold the mower blade brake assemblies to the mower decks of the recalled lawn tractors can break. If this happens the mower blades can spin longer than normal after power has been turned off, posing a laceration hazard to consumers. No injuries have been reported.
The model numbers of the recalled lawn tractors are D100, D110, D120, and D130. All of the affected models have a 42-inch mower deck. The model number can be found on both sides of the tractor’s hood. The serial number can be found under the right rear fender.
Model numbers and serial numbers of recalled lawn tractors:
D1001GXD100A…BB050246 thru 1GXD100A…BB051508
1GXD100E…BB104567 thru 1GXD100E…BB114387
D1101GXD110A…BB051350 thru 1GXD110A…BB054905
1GXD110C…BB010187 thru 1GXD110C…BB010413
1GXD110E…AB106157 thru 1GXD110E…AB106342
1GXD110E…BB106358 thru 1GXD110E…BB115481
D1201GXD120A…BB101040 thru 1GXD120A…BB101642
1GXD120C…BB010026 thru 1GXD120C…BB010035
1GXD120E…BB101959 thru 1GXD120E…BB102750
D1301GXD130A…BB050470 thru 1GXD130A…BB052004
The recalled lawn tractors were sold nationwide. Consumers are advised to stop using the lawn tractors immediately and to contact Deere & Company to arrange for a free inspection and repairs.
As a Beaufort personal injury lawyer , consumer safety is something that I am very aware of; I hope that no one has been harmed by the faulty lawn tractors. Because of my experience as a Beaufort personal injury attorney , I know that the effects of a faulty product can range from inconvenience and frustration to injury and sometimes death. I encourage owners of the recalled lawn tractors to arrange for an inspection and repairs as soon as possible.