The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced two John Deere Lawn Tractor recalls involving a number of models and due to a number of defects and hazards. All of the defective John Deere Lawn Tractors involved were manufactured in the United States by Deere & Company of Moline, Illinois. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.
Model numbers are located on both sides of the tractorâ€™s hood; serial numbers can be found under the right, rear fender. In both recalls, the firm is advising consumers to immediately stop using the recalled lawn tractors and contact John Deere for a free hardware inspection and repair. Deere & Company at can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.537.8233 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET) Monday through Friday; between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., ET, Saturday; or at the firmâ€™s website at www.johndeere.com.
John Deere D100 Lawn Tractors
About 5,200 D100 Lawn Tractors sold at John Deere dealers, Loweâ€™s, and Home Depot stores nationwide, except California, from October 2010 through September 2011. The D100 John Deere Tractors retailed for about $1,500.
Hardware used to hold the brake assembly to the transmission housing can break. This can cause the brakes to fail, posing an injury hazard due to loss of control.
The defective D100 John Deer Lawn Tractors are green with yellow seats and mower decks. Tractors with the serial numbers below are included in this recall (some D100 models are also included in the broader recall of lawn tractors that follows):
â€¢ 1GXD100Aâ€¦BB051247 through 1GXD100Aâ€¦BB053312
â€¢ 1GXD100Eâ€¦BB114388 through 1GXD100Eâ€¦BB139599
John Deere Lawn Tractors: Various
About 15,500 John Deere Lawn Tractors sold at John Deere dealers, Loweâ€™s, and Home Depot stores, nationwide, from December 2010 through September 2011. The defective John Deere Lawn Tractors retailed for between $1,500 and $2,000.
Hardware used to hold the mower blade brake assemblies on the mower decks can break, which can cause the mower blades to spin longer than normal after the operator turns off the power, posing a laceration hazard.
The recalled lawn tractors are green, with yellow seats and mower decks. Model numbers D100, D110, D120, and D130, all with a 42-inch Edgeâ„¢ Cutting System mower deck, are involved, as follows:
â€¢ Model D100: Serial Numbers 1GXD100Aâ€¦BB050246 – 1GXD100Aâ€¦BB051508; 1GXD100Eâ€¦BB104567 – 1GXD100Eâ€¦BB114387
â€¢ Model D110: Serial Numbers 1GXD110Aâ€¦BB051350 – 1GXD110Aâ€¦BB054905; 1GXD110Câ€¦BB010187 – 1GXD110Câ€¦BB010413; 1GXD110Eâ€¦AB106157 – 1GXD110Eâ€¦AB106342; 1GXD110Eâ€¦BB106358 – 1GXD110Eâ€¦BB115481
â€¢ Model D120: Serial Numbers 1GXD120Aâ€¦BB101040 – 1GXD120Aâ€¦BB101642; 1GXD120Câ€¦BB010026 – 1GXD120Câ€¦BB010035; 1GXD120Eâ€¦BB101959 – 1GXD120Eâ€¦BB102750
â€¢ Model D130: Serial Numbers 1GXD130Aâ€¦BB050470 – 1GXD130Aâ€¦BB052004