This recall involves John Deere model X710, X730, X734, X738, and X739 lawn and garden tractors with serial numbers beginning with 1M0X. A complete list of serial numbers included in this recall can be found on the firm’s website. The lawn and garden tractors are green and yellow with yellow rims. The model number is on both sides of the engine hood. The serial number is located on the right side of the machine, below the foot rest.
The reverse implement option (RIO) system can fail, posing a laceration hazard to bystanders. RIO is a safety system that shuts off power to the mower blades when the machine is placed into reverse.
Neither Deere & Company nor Health Canada have received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these lawn tractors.
Approximately 166 of the recalled lawn and garden tractors were sold in Canada at authorized John Deere dealers. Approximately 5,423 recalled products were distributed in the United States.
Time period sold
The recalled products were sold from December 2015 to July 2016 in Canada and the United States.
(SOURCE: Government of Canada)