Frontier mowers recalled due to a possible entanglement hazard

Starting date:
September 4, 2019
Posting date:
September 4, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-70879

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Frontier Grooming Mowers
  • Issue: Incorrect assembly of the mower's drivelines can prevent the safety shield from spinning independently, posing an entanglement hazard to consumers.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact the nearest John Deere dealer.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and John Deere Canada ULC.

Affected products

Frontier FM3012, GM1060, GM1072, GM1084, GM1190, GM3060, and GM3072 grooming mowers

Product description

This recall involves John Deere's Frontier-branded grooming mowers, for use with compact utility tractors. "Frontier" and model FM3012, GM1060, GM1072, GM1084, GM1190, GM3060 or GM3072 are printed on the mower. A complete list of serial numbers included in this recall along with the location of the serial number is available at: www.JohnDeere.com/FrontierMowerRecall.              

 

Hazard identified

Incorrect assembly of the mower's drivelines can prevent the safety shield from spinning independently, posing an entanglement hazard to consumers.

As of August 29, 2019, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada or in the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 25 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and approximately 730 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from April 2018 to May 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States

Companies

Distributor
John Deere Canada ULC
Grimsby
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Manufactured for Frontier, a brand name of Deere & Company, by Woods Equipment Company
Oregon
Illinois
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mowers and contact the nearest John Deere dealer to arrange to have the mower repaired.

For more information, consumers may contact Deere & Company by telephone toll-free at 1-866-993-3373.  Consumer support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Consumers can also visit the company's website.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission'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.