9/15/11 (AEIN) Two sets of lawn tractors were recalled by John Deere on Wednesday due to safety hazards. All of the problematic tractors sold for $1,500 to $2,000 dollars at Home Depot, John Deere and Lowes stores in the United States during 2011 and late 2010, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
The larger of the two recalls involves 15.5 thousand model D100, D110, D120 and D130 lawn tractors. All of these tractors are painted green, with yellow seats. An issue with the blades and mower deck has the potential to cause lacerations. The recall only applies to some tractors of these models with certain ranges of serial numbers.
The smaller recall affects approximately 5,200 John Deere model D100 lawn tractors. A problem with the brake assembly could cause brake failure, leading to damage or injury (especially when operating the tractor on an inclined surface). Like the above-mentioned recall, it only applies to some serial numbers.
No injuries have been reported so far. Tractor owners can obtain a free repair to correct these issues. The CPSC urged owners to stop using the tractors and contact the Illinois-based company by telephone for additional information at 800-537-8233 (8:00 am to 6:00 pm Eastern on weekdays or 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday).