Deere recalls ATVs over fire risk


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Posted Online: Jan. 10, 2013, 8:02 pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Deere & Co. is voluntarily recalling 4,650 of its utility all-terrain vehicles because a fuel line can separate, causing a risk of a fire.

The voluntary recall was announced on Thursday by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Users were told to stop using the recalled vehicles and contact a John Deere retailer for a free inspection and free repair. The company based in Moline is contacting registered owners of the vehicles directly.

The recall involves the John Deere Gator RSX850i Base, Sport and Trail models made between May and October 2012.

Serial numbers for the recalled vehicles are listed at cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml13/13717.html. Consumers with questions can call the company at (800) 537-8233 or go to johndeere.com for more information.

















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
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