Like any piece of machinery, snow throwers can be very dangerous if they are not used with proper safety precautions. Unfortunately, as some have learned from experience, even correct safety techniques cannot always protect against a flawed product. If a tool such as a snow blower is designed or built poorly, it can pose a threat even to those who use it perfectly. Please contact our offices today at 800-242-2874 if you or someone you love has been injured by a defective snow blower.
This problem was clearly highlighted in 2006, when the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a warning concerned several models of snow throwers, or snow blowers. Due to a manufacturing flaw, these products had injured many unsuspecting consumers. MTD Manufacturing responded by quickly recalling Troy-Bilt, Yard Machines, and Craftsman snow throwers.
The Wausau defective snow thrower lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, are committed to staying on top of current consumer safety news. We have been following the stories about these defective snow blowers from the beginning, and the news has not always been good. Despite the recall, a large number of these products remain in common use by consumers who don’t know the risks.
The defect in these snow blowers concerns their plastic wheel rims, which have been known to burst without any prior signs of a problem. These accidents can lead to serious injuries, including broken bones and lacerations to the face, hands, and feet. Victims are at risk for more problems than just the initial injury; they may also face deforming scars and dangerous infections.
The snow blowers in question were sold under the brand names Craftsman, Troy-Bilt, and Yard Machines. They were available between July 2004 and March 2006, usually for $500 – $800, at Kmart and Sears. They were also sold at a variety of independently owned hardware stores.
Wausau defective product lawyers Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, have 75 years of experience defending the rights of injured parties. We can review the details of your case, advise you on your legal options, and built a solid argument to support you. There is a statute of limitations on personal injury claims, so don’t hesitate to contact us.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective snow thrower, contact a Wausau roduct liability lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.