In a news release Friday, Deere & Company announced, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, that certain models of John Deere lawn tractors due to a cooling fan issue that poses fire and injury hazards.
Subject to recall are approximately 36,500 X300, X300R and X304 series lawn tractors with engines manufactured Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA. The cooling fan on engine of the recalled tractors can break, which can cause the engine to overheat, which in turn could cause surrounding plastic to melt, posing risks of fire and serious injury. There have been 163 reports of cooling fan failures including one report of a minor burn injury.
The recalled lawn tractors were sold nationwide from September 2010 to August 2011 for between $3,000 and $4,000 at John Deere dealers. John Deere will directly notify all registered owners of the recalled tractors of the recall. Affected tractor owners should stop using the recalled lawn tractor immediately and arrange to have the cooling fan replaced by a John Deere dealer.
Serial numbers of the recalled lawn tractors:
1M0X300B++M180001 thru 1M0X300B++M180600
1M0X300C++M180001 thru 1M0X300C++M208330
1M0X300E++M180001 thru 1M0X300E++M180718
1M0X300F++M180001 thru 1M0X300F++M180888
1M0X300G++M180001 thru 1M0X300G++M183700
1M0X300H++M180001 thru 1M0X300H++M180145
1M0X300J++M180001 thru 1M0X300J++M180106
1M0X304A++M180001 thru 1M0X304A++M184936
1M0X304B++M180001 thru 1M0X304B++M180696
1M0X304C++M180001 thru 1M0X304C++M180054
As a Columbia personal injury lawyer , consumer safety is something that I am very aware of; I hope that no one else was injured as a result of the faulty cooling fan. Because of my experience as a Columbia 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 anyone who has purchased the recalled lawn tractor to arrange to have the fan replaced as soon as possible.