|December 23, 2003
CPSC, Deere & Company Announce Recall of Compact Utility Tractors
The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: John Deere 4000 Ten Series Compact Utility Tractors
Manufacturer: Deere & Company of Moline, Ill.
Hazard and Product Description: An internal failure may occur within the Hydrostatic Transmission preventing the transmission from returning to neutral after the pedals are released. This can allow unexpected movement or cause the tractor to continue moving, creating a possible risk of injury to the operator or a bystander. The following model and serial numbers can be found on the serial number plate on the tractor frame:
|4210 CUT with HST
||LV4210H220677 through LV4210H221025
|4310 CUT with HST
||LV4310H232267 through LV4310H233638
|4410 CUT with HST
||LV4410H241367 through LV4410H241821
|4610 CUT with HST
||LV4610H260774 through LV4610H260906
|4710 CUT with HST
||LV4710H270806 through LV4710H271286
Incidents/Injuries: John Deere is aware of several failures of the transmission with no reported injuries.
Sold At: Authorized John Deere dealers nationwide and in Canada from April 2001 to August 2003 for between $18,000 and $27,000.
Manufactured In: U.S.A.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using their tractors immediately and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact John Deere's Customer Communications Center on (800) 537-8233, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 6:00 pm (Eastern Time), Saturday, 9:00 am until 3:00 pm, or at the John Deere web site at www.johndeere.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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