If you have ever used a snow thrower or snow blower to keep your yard clear in winter, you know that they need to be used carefully. Like any piece of machinery, they can carry serious risks if they are misused. Unfortunately, when a snow thrower has been built defectively, even people who use it with every safety precaution can be seriously hurt.
As an example, consider the recall issued by MTD Manufacturing in 2006. This recall was announced after a report published by the Consumer Product Safety Commission warned about defective wheel rims on certain snow throwers. Certain snow throwers produced sold under the brand names Craftsman, Yard Machines, and Troy-Bilt were causing serious injuries to people across the country. Contact Kenosha defective snow blower attorneys Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 for more information.
According to the CPSC, Craftsman, Troy-Bilt, and Yard Machines snow blowers that were sold between July 2004 and March 2006 may not be safe for use. The plastic wheel rims on these machines have been known to suddenly break, injuring the people using them at the time.
Reported injuries include broken bones and deep cuts on faces, hands, and feet. Injuries to these areas, even relatively mild ones, can cause serious complications. Potential health problems include infection, heavy bleeding, and deformities. Additional problems can include high medical costs, lost wages, and extended pain and suffering.
The affected machines usually sold for $500 – $800. They were available at national chains Kmart and Sears, as well as many independent stores. Despite the recall, they remain in common use across the country. If you own a snow blower, check as soon as possible to see if it is one of the affected models.
If you or a family member has been injured by a defective snow blower, our Kenosha defective product lawyers can help. Our extended team of attorneys, engineers, paralegals, and nurses are ready to handle nearly any personal injury case. There is a statute of limitations on personal injury claims, however, so contact us right away.
Kenosha defective snow thrower lawyers Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® will fight for your rights. Contact our offices at 800-242-2874.