Faulty rollover bar prompts recall of small utility tractors

By on December 13, 2017


Deere & Company World Headquarters building in Moline, Illinois, USA (Photo By Ctjf83 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0)
Deere & Company World Headquarters building in Moline, Illinois, USA (Photo By Ctjf83 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0)

OTTAWA – Health Canada says a John Deere compact utility tractor is being recalled due to a safety hazard.

The agency, in conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, says the rollover protective bar at the back of the tractor can loosen and fail in a rollover accident, which could result in serious injury or death.

The recall involves model 1023E and 1025R, with the number printed on the hood of the American-made green and yellow tractors.

About 380 units of the tractors were sold in Canada and about 3,300 were sold in the United States.

Deere & Company says it has not received any reports or injuries in either country.

The recalled tractors were sold between March and October, and anyone who bought one should contact a John Deere dealer to have it repaired at no cost.