Any kind of manufacturing or design defect can pose a risk to consumers. This is especially true for machinery such as snow throwers or snow blowers. This important lesson was learned once against in 2006, when the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a warning about defective snow throwers that were causing serious injuries.
The products in question were produced by MTD Manufacturers and sold under the brand names Craftsman, Troy-Bilt, and Yard Machines. They were available from July 2004 through March 2006 at Sears and Kmart, as well as many independently owned hardware stores. If you think you may own one of these products, check with the manufacturer or contact the Stevens Point defective snow thrower lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.
The CPSC reported that Craftsman, Yard Machines, and Troy-Bilt snow blowers have defective plastic wheel rims. These rims were known to suddenly break or explode, causing injuries such as broken fingers and lacerations to faces, hands, and feet.
A deep cut in a person’s face, hands, or feet carries certain risks that do not apply to cuts on other parts of the body. Cuts in these areas tend to bleed very quickly and are more prone to infection than cuts in other areas. Additionally, even a temporary loss of function in a person’s feet or hands can cause him or her to miss work and lose much needed wages.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective snow thrower, we can help you build a solid legal case. To learn more about your options, contact the Stevens Point defective snow thrower lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.