CPSC, John Deere Recall Gator Utility Vehicles for Fire Hazards

01/17/2013 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley // (press release)

New York, NY — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Deere & Company of Moline, Ill. have voluntarily recalled Gator utility vehicles for fire hazards posed by the defective product. The CPSC reported the product recall on January 10, 2013.

The recall was issued after discovering that the fuel line can separate, which poses a fire hazard to consumers.

“This recall involves John Deere Gator™ RSX850i Base, Sport and Trail model recreational utility vehicles manufactured between May 2012 and October 2012. They have side-by-side seating for two people and were available in Realtree® Hardwoods™ HD Camo, olive and black, or traditional green and yellow. RSX850i is located on the hood. The serial number is on the rear frame above the receiver hitch,” the CPSC reported.

Only utility vehicles with the following serial numbers are included in this recall:

• 1M0850TB++M010013 thru 1M0850TB++M010768

• 1M0850TS++M010001 thru 1M0850TS++M011932

• 1M0850TT++M010001 thru 1M0850TT++M012765

Consumers are advised to contact a John Deere dealer to schedule a free inspection and a free repair.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Deere and Company; at (800) 537-8233, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET or www.johndeere.com and click on Services & Support for more information.

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