January 16, 2008
Alert #08-536

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 Compact Utility Tractors

Units: About 5,400

Manufacturer: Deere & Company, of Moline, Ill.

Hazard: The forward drive pedal can get stuck, posing a risk of loss of control and injury to the operator and bystanders.

Incidents/Injuries: Deere & Company has received seven reports of incidents. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled tractor is model number 3203, which is painted on the side of the tractor. The recall includes the following serial numbers:

LV3203H000001 through LV3203H000010
LV3203H190001 through LV3203H193434
LV3203H394001 through LV3203H396669

The serial number plate is located on the tractor's frame above the right front wheel.

Sold by: John Deere dealers nationwide from September 2005 through December 2007 for about $15,500.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled vehicles immediately and contact any John Deere dealer to schedule a free repair. Registered owners were sent direct mail notification of this recall.

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. and 3 p.m. ET Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.johndeere.com

Picture of Recalled tractor