The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall notice on December 22 regarding Illinois-based Deere & Company’s zero-turn lawn mowers. The recall was prompted by a discovery that the fuel hose on these products may have been cut during manufacturing. Fuel may leak from the hose and may pose fire and burn risks to the consumers. John Deere has received no reports of injuries at this time, and the recall may be seen as a preventative measure.
Approximately 150 units of the lawn mowers were recalled. The potentially defective units bear the model numbers Z445, Z645, Z655, and Z665 and serial numbers beginning with 1GXZ, according to CPSC’s website. The mowers are green and yellow, and the model number can be found on the front of the machine near the footrest.
The recalled lawn mowers were sold at John Deere dealers nationwide from August 2015 until November 2015.
Consumers are encouraged to stop use of the product and contact their John Deere dealer for a repair, free of charge.
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