|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
Note: Individual Commissioners may have statements related to this topic. Please visit www.cpsc.gov/commissioners to search for statements related to this or other topics.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.