John Deere Lawn Mowers Recalled – Fire Hazard
John Deere has issued a nationwide recall for roughly 150 riding lawn mowers which federal regulators have deemed a fire hazard.
About the John Deere Lawn Mower Recall
About 150 John Deere zero-turn riding lawn mowers have been recalled due to the risk of their fuel hoses being cut during the manufacturing process. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the fuel hoses being cut could allow the fuel to leak causing a potential fire and safety hazard.
Description of the Recalled Zero-Turn Lawn Mowers
The following information was provided by the CPSC:
- The zero-turn riding lawn mowers are coated in the classic John Deere green and yellow color scheme, whose model numbers are Z445, Z655, and Z665, with serial numbers beginning with 1GXZ. (The model numbers for the lawn mowers are located on the front of the machine.)
- The products were sold during a time period from August 10, 2015 through September 9, 2015 at independent John Deere dealers around the country for $4,800 – $6,500.
- A more comprehensive list of the recalled products can be found on John Deere’s website.
So far, no accidents or injuries have been reported, but it is recommended that owners of the product should stop using the lawn mowers right away and contact a John Deere dealer to schedule a repair at no cost to the consumer.
John Deere is already in the process of contacting all registered owners of the recalled products directly to inform them of the manufacturing error.