July 25, 2006
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: John Deere 3000 Twenty Series and 4000 Twenty Series Open Station Compact Utility Tractors
Units: About 2,800
Manufacturer: Deere & Co., of Moline, Ill.
Hazard: The seat bracket to which the seat belt is attached could have been positioned incorrectly during the manufacturing process resulting in a poor weld. In a tractor roll over, the weight of the operator could cause the bracket to break off of the seat's pivot plate.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: These vehicles are small agricultural tractors that are green with yellow seats and wheels. The following model and serial numbers can be found on the serial number plate on the tractor's frame:
|3120||LV3120H210126 through 210552|
|3320||LV3320E138296 & 245001 through 245250
LV3320F139038 & 250001 through 250015
LV3320H230163 through 231295
LV3320P240043 through 240199
|3520||LV3520E270019 through 270240
LV3520F275002 through 275029
LV3520H258079 & 258205 through 258988
LV3520P266001 through 266169
|3720||LV3720E290014 through 290325
LV3720H280020 through 280669
|4120||LV4120H310005 through 310220
LV4120P317068 through 317435
|4320||LV4320E338001 through 338011
LV4320F339002 through 339008
LV4320H320037 through 320562
LV4320P330037 through 330286
|4520||LV4520E358001 through 358223
LV4520F360006 through 360052
LV4520H250391 & 340043 through 340385
LV4520P255680 & 347024 through 347334
|4720||LV4720H370053 through 370771|
Sold at: Authorized John Deere dealers nationwide from October 2005 through March 2006 for between $17,000 and $28,300.
Manufactured In: United States
Remedy: The company is directly notifying those consumers who purchased an affected tractor. Consumers should contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact John Deere's Customer Contact Center at (800) 537-8233 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday, or go to John Deere's Web site at www.deere.com