The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with John Deere Tractors, have announced a recall of their Lawn Tractors overs concerns of a Laceration Hazard, according to news reports.
About 15,500 tractors were sold at Lowe’s Home Depot, and other John Deere dealers from December 2010 through September 2011. The product retailed for about $1,500 to $2,000.
The laceration hazard stems from faulty hardware that, if broken, can disable the mower blade brake. This can lead to the mower blades continuing to spin after the product is turned off, exposing the operator to moving blades.
The tractors subject to recall are green with yellow seats. Model numbers include D100, D110, D120, and D130. You can find the model number on both sides of the tractor’s hood.
No injuries have yet been reported, but consumers should stop using the product and contact John Deere for an inspection and repair, free of charge.
As a Los Angeles product defect lawyer, if you or a loved one has been injured because of this tractor, I suggest you seek medical attention right away. It can also be just as important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible because you may be entitled to monetary compensation as a result of getting injured because of a defective or recalled product. You should also remember that the longer you take to contact someone about your case the more chance you have to lose evidence.