The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
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 LV3203H393093 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