John Deere recalls some Attachment Kits for Snow Blowers and 52 Inch Brooms that were sold without manuals

Starting date:
January 21, 2019
Posting date:
January 21, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-68906

Affected products

Attachment Kits for Snow Blowers and 52 Inch Brooms that were sold without manuals.

Product description

This recall only involves attachment kits that were sold without the operator's manual.  The attachment kits are used to attach John Deere snow blowers & 52-inch brooms to John Deere 1023E, 1025R and 2025R compact utility tractors.  The attachment kits are sold as separate items.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no defect with the snow blowers, 52-inch brooms or compact utility tractors. Attachment kits that were sold with the operator’s manual are also not included in this recall.

Hazard identified

Some of the attachment kits are missing the operator's manual.The operator's manual describes how to attach and safely operate the snow blowers and 52 inch brooms. Not following the operator's manual can result in important safety information being missed, posing an injury hazard. 

As of January 17, 2019, John Deere Canada ULC has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 324 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from August 2017 to November 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States of America.

Companies

Distributor
John Deere Canada ULC
Grimsby
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Deere & Company
Moline
Illinois
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers that are missing the snow blower or broom operator's manual should immediately stop using their snow blower or broom and contact an authorized John Deere dealer for an operator's manual.

For more information, consumers may contact Deere & Company by telephone toll-free at 1-800- 537-8233 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST, and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST.  Consumers can also visit the company’s website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.