John Deere Recalls Lawn Tractors; Brake Failure Can Cause Loss of Control

Hardware used to hold the brake assembly to the transmission housing can break.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2011
Release #11-326
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 537-8233
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

John Deere Recalls Lawn Tractors; Brake Failure Can Cause Loss of Control

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: D100 Lawn Tractors

 

Units: About 5,200

 

Manufacturer: Deere & Company of Moline, Ill.

 

Hazard: Hardware used to hold the brake assembly to the transmission housing can break. This can cause the brakes to fail, posing an injury hazard due to loss of control.

 

Incidents/Injuries: None

 

Description: The recalled lawn tractors are green with yellow seats and mower decks. Model D100 tractors are included in this recall. The model number is located on both sides of the tractor’s hood. Tractors with the serial numbers below are included in this recall. Serial numbers are located under the right rear fender.

 

 

- 1GXD100A...BB051247 thru 1GXD100A...BB053312

- 1GXD100E...BB110317 thru 1GXD100E...BB139599

 

Sold at: John Deere dealers, Lowe’s, and Home Depot stores nationwide, except California, from October 2010 through September 2011 for about $1,500.

 

Manufactured in: United States

 

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled lawn tractors and contact the company for a free hardware inspection and repair.

 

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. to 3 p.m. ET Saturday or visit the firm’s website at www.johndeere.com

 Picture of recalled Lawn Tractor