In February 2018, this Zero-Turn-Radius Riding Mower was recalled due to a laceration risk to the user or bystander. The mower's blades can continue to rotate under power when the operator leaves the seat. If you own this mower you should stop using it and contact an authorized John Deere dealer for a free repair. John Deere is contacting purchasers of the recalled mowers directly. For more information go to the CPSC recall notice at www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/John-Deere-Recalls-ZTrak-Riding-Mowers-Due-to-Laceration-Hazard-Recall-Alert# This recall only applies to mowers manufactured between August 2017 through December 2017, mowers currently being sold at retail do not have this safety issue.