John Deere Recalls More Than 20,000 Tractors
Due to manufacturing faults, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that farm tractor giant John Deere will recall more than 20,000 units of two of their tractor models as a result of safety problems.
The first recall is for approximately 15,500 Lawn Tractors. In this instance, the apparatus that secures the blade to the deck of the tractor can bust. This can allow the tractor’s mower blades to rotate for longer than they are supposed to after the power has been turned off and can pose a danger for laceration. The model was sold by Home Depot, Lowes, and John Deere dealers for between $1500 and $2000 between December 2010-September 2011.
The second recall is for approximately 5,200 units of their Lawn Tractors (model D100). In this circumstance, the apparatus that secures the brake unit with the transmission casing can snap or come apart, which can result in brake failure, loss of vehicle control, and potentially serious injury. The D100 model was sold for approximately $1,500 by Home Depot, Lowes, and John Deere dealers across the country (with the exception of California) between October 2011-September 2011.
Both products were manufactured in the United States. The CPSC instructs consumers to cease using both models at once and contact the customer service department at John Deere for further information and instructions. Have you or a family member suffered injury in an Oklahoma accident involving faulty farm or agricultural tools? Contact an Oklahoma defective product injury lawyer at the Maples Law Firm to discuss your case. Call 1-888-226-6159 for a free review with an attorney today.
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