Recall Alert: Lawn Tractors & Chefmate Blender

By Alice Maggiore

Recall Alert: Lawn Tractors & Chefmate Blender

September 20, 2011 Updated Sep 20, 2011 at 6:20 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Lawn tractors that may cause the operator to lose control, and blenders that may spin out of control. Both products are featured in this week's Recall Alert.

No injuries have been reported yet but John Deere is recalling its model D-100 Lawn Tractor to prevent just that.

The company says the hardware used to hold the brake assembly to the transmission housing can break, causing the brakes to fail and cause the operator to lose control of the equipment.

The tractors in question are green with yellow seats and mower decks, sold in John Deere, Lowe's, and Home Depot stores nationwide from last October through this month.

If you own such a tractor, stop using it immediately. Then, call John Deere for a free hardware inspection and repair.

You can reach the company at 800-537-8233 or go to johndeere.com.

Serial numbers are located under the right rear fender:

1GXD100A…BB051247 thru 1GXD100A…BB053312
1GXD100E…BB114388 thru 1GXD100E…BB139599

Meanwhile, Target is recalling about 300,000 Chefmate 6-Speed Blenders.

This, after receiving 11 reports of the blade assembly separating from the plastic pitcher, not only leaving the rotating blades exposed, but also leading to serious cuts to hands and fingers of consumers.

All 6-speed Chefmate blenders, model BL-10 are included in the recall.

You can find that number on the bottom of the base.

The blender consists of a 6-inch tall, white electrical base with 5, white speed selector buttons, and one gray button.

These household items were sold nationwide from September 2007 through February 2011 for about $14.

Consumers may return them to any Target store for a full refund.

Call guest relations at 800-440-0680 or visit Target's website, target.com.

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