John Deere Recalls High-Performance Gator Due to Fire Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 29, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

RECALL SUMMARY

Name of product: Utility vehicles
Hazard: The fuel hose could leak or separate when the fuel system is pressurized, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy: Repair
Consumer Contact: Deere & Company at 800-537-8233 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET or online at www.deere.com and click on “Recall Information” on the drop-down menu under “Services & Support” for more information.

160729 Serial number located at the rear of the machine above the hitch160729 Recalled John Deere High-Performance Gator RSX860i utility vehicle

RECALL DETAILS

Units: About 240

Description: This recall involves John Deere High-Performance Gator™ RSX860i TB and RSX860i TE utility vehicles manufactured in June 2016 with serial numbers beginning with 1M0860T. The recalled utility vehicles are four-wheel with side-by-side seating for two people and have a green hood and yellow rims. A complete list of serial numbers included in this recall is on the firm’s website. The model number is printed on the hood and John Deere is printed on the cargo box. The serial number is located on the frame at the rear of the machine above the hitch.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled utility vehicles and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair. John Deere is contacting all registered owners of the recalled utility vehicles directly.

Sold at: John Deere dealers nationwide from June 2016 through July 2016 for between $12,300 and $14,000.

Manufacturer(s): Deere & Company, of Moline, Ill.

Manufactured in: U.S.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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