|October 27, 2010
Mowers Equipped with Foot Lift Option and Foot Lift Options Kits Recalled by John Deere Due to Injury Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should contact your nearest John Deere dealer as soon as possible to make arrangements to have the lift stop bracket removed from your machine. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: John Deere EZtrak Zero Turn Lawn Mowers with Foot Lift and Zero Turn Mowers with Premium Foot Lift Kit
Units: About 6450 mowers with foot lift; 300 Premium Foot Lift Kits
Manufacturer: Deere & Company, of Moline, Ill.
Hazard: A bolt in the right-hand steering lever can catch on the tab of the foot lift stop and lock in place, causing the steering lever to remain in the forward travel position, posing an injury hazard to the driver.
Incidents/Injuries: There were no injuries reported.
Description: Z445 mowers with 54 inch high capacity deck and Z445 or Z465 Zero-Turn Mower with Premium Foot Lift features. The recalled mowers have the model number at the front of the foot platform and on the serial number tag under the seat. The recall includes the following models and serial numbers of units:
Z445 Zero-Turn Mower with 54 High Capacity Deck
BM22809 Premium Foot Lift Kit
|M0Z445R060001 through M0Z445R062255
|M0Z445R084127 through M0Z445R084153
|M0Z445R080001 through M0Z445R083720
|M0Z445R084155 through M0Z445R084168
|M0Z445R083722 through M0Z445R084029
|M0Z445R084170 through M0Z445R084192
|M0Z445R084031 through M0Z445R084125
|M0Z445R084241 through M0Z445R084244
- This kit may have been
installed on the units within the following serial number ranges:
|Z445 with 54C deck: M0Z445C060001 through M0Z445C067537
|Z465 with 62C deck: M0Z465E080162 through M0Z465E080437
M0Z465T060001 through M0Z465T061470
M0Z465T080001 through M0Z465T080161
M0Z465T080438 through M0Z465T082486
Sold at: All John Deere dealers in the U.S. with the exception of California. The Z445 Zero-Turn Mower with 54 High Capacity Deck sold from January 2009 to September 2010 for approximately of $5,300; and the BM22809 Premium Foot Lift Kit sold from February 2009 to September 2010 for approximately $80.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Customers should stop using the mowers immediately and contact a John Deere dealer to make arrangements to have the lift stop bracket removed from their machine. All John Deere tractor dealers were notified of this recall and registered owners of the recalled mowes will be directly contacted by the firm.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Deere & Company at (800) 537-8233 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET or visit the firm’s 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.
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