Consumer product recall

Deere & Company recalls John Deere Front Loader

Starting date:
May 24, 2018
Posting date:
May 24, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Outdoor Living
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Deere & Company

Affected products

John Deere Front Loader

Product description

This recall involves the John Deere model 120R front loader that attaches to 2025R tractors. The front loader is mostly green with yellow accents. The model number 120R is located on both sides of the loader. The serial number is located on the inside of the left boom arm of the loader. A list of serial numbers included in this recall is available at  John Deere recall page.

Hazard identified

The ballasting information for the loader when attached to a John Deere model 2025R tractor is missing from the operator’s manual. If improperly ballasted, the tractor may be unstable and cause injury to the operator or bystanders.

As of May 22, 2018, Deere & Company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada or the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 1,335 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 11,510 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from May 2017 to September 2017 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.


John Deere Canada ULC
Deere & Company

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled front loader and contact their John Deere dealer to have them correct ballasting information to the current operator's manual.

For more information, consumers may contact Deere & Company by telephone toll-free at 1-800-537-8233 between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday and between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. ET Saturday. Consumers can also visit the firm'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.