|January 16, 2008
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
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help 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 40 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.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at 800-638-2772 or teletypewriter at 301-595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.
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