Four different models of lawn tractors have been recalled by John Deere over a laceration hazard, according to news reports.
The laceration hazard is an issue because the hardware that holds the brake for the motor blades can break, leaving the blades to continue rotating when the power has been cut off by the operator. There have been no reported incidents to date. One particular model, the D100, is also being recalled because there is a risk of loss of control.
The 15,500 tractors subject to recall include models D100, D110, D120 and D130. You can view the recall notice on the Consumer Product Safety Commission website to see the serial numbers affected.
Consumers have been asked to stop using the lawn tractor immediately. Owners can contact John Deere for an inspection and free repair.
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