John Deere Recalls Lawn Tractors Due to Laceration Hazard

Hardware used to hold the mower blade brake assemblies on the mower decks can break.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2011
Release #11-325
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 537-8233
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

John Deere Recalls Lawn Tractors Due to Laceration Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Lawn Tractors

Units: About 15,500

Manufacturer: Deere & Company of Moline, Ill.

Hazard: Hardware used to hold the mower blade brake assemblies on the mower decks can break. This can cause the mower blades to spin longer than normal after the operator turns off the power, posing a laceration hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None

Description: The recalled lawn tractors are green, with yellow seats and mower decks. Model numbers D100, D110, D120, and D130, all with a 42-inch Edge™ Cutting System mower deck, are included in this recall. The model number is located on both sides of the tractor’s hood. Lawn tractors with the serial numbers listed below are included in the recall. The serial number is located under the right rear fender.

ModelSerial Numbers
D100 1GXD100A…BB050246 thru 1GXD100A…BB051508
1GXD100E…BB104567 thru 1GXD100E…BB114387
D110 1GXD110A…BB051350 thru 1GXD110A…BB054905
1GXD110C…BB010187 thru 1GXD110C…BB010413
1GXD110E…AB106157 thru 1GXD110E…AB106342
1GXD110E…BB106358 thru 1GXD110E…BB115481
D120 1GXD120A…BB101040 thru 1GXD120A…BB101642
1GXD120C…BB010026 thru 1GXD120C…BB010035
1GXD120E…BB101959 thru 1GXD120E…BB102750
D130 1GXD130A…BB050470 thru 1GXD130A…BB052004
1GXD130C…BB010122 thru 1GXD130C…BB010295
1GXD130E…BB104068 thru 1GXD130E…BB107782

Sold at: John Deere dealers, Lowe’s, and Home Depot stores nationwide from December 2010 through September 2011 for between $1,500 and $2,000.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn tractors and contact the company for a free hardware inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Deere & Company at (800) 537-8233 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday or visit the firm’s website at www.johndeere.com

Picture of recalled Lawn Tractor