PhotoDeere & Company of Moline, Ill., is recalling 25 Frontier wood chippers.

The wood chipper’s knives (blades) can break and discharge, hitting the operators or bystanders, posing a risk of injury.

No incidents or injuries are reported.

This recall involves Frontier wood chippers with model numbers WC1103, WC1105, and WC1205.The green and black landscaping machines have knives (blades) that grind up tree branches turning them into wood chips or mulch.

The model number and “Frontier” brand name are printed on the side of the machine. The serial number is located on the inside surface of the right hand frame on the rear of the machine.

Only wood chippers with the following serial numbers are included in this recall:

Model                               Serial Number

WC1103                      1XFWC11XCH0801562

                                    1XFWC11XVH0801563

                                    1XFWC11XJH0801530

                                    1XFWC11XPH0801539

                                    1XFWC11XHH0801535

                                    1XFWC11XTH0801524

                                    1XFWC11XEH0801536

                                    1XFWC11XCH0801537

                                    1XFWC11XTH0801538

                                    1XFWC11XCH0801545

                                    1XFWC11XVH0801546

                                    1XFWC11XCH0801540

                                    1XFWC11XAH0801547

                                    1XFWC11XAH0801550

 

WC1105                      1XFWC11XCH0801568

                                    1XFWC11XTH0801541

                                    1XFWC11XPH0801542

                                    1XFWC11XJH0801544

                                    1XFWC11XLH0801548

                                    1XFWC11XHH0801549

                                    1XFWC11XLH0801551

                                    1XFWC11XEH0801553

 

WC1205                      1XFWC12XAH0800915

                                    1XFWC12XVH0800914

                                    1XFWC12XHH0800917

The chippers, manufactured in the U.S., were sold at John Deere dealers nationwide from July 2017, through August 2017, for between $3,800 and $8,000.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wood chippers and contact a John Deere dealer for a free repair. John Deere is contacting all purchasers directly.

Consumers may contact Deere & Company at 800-537-8233, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (ET), or online at www.deere.com and select Recalls on the drop-down menu under Parts & Services for more information. 


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