Snow blowers are a popular tool among anyone who lives in a snowy climate. While they can be a quick and easy way to clear space through a snow-covered yard, they can also be a serious threat if they are misused or poorly made. Unfortunately, a large manufacturer of these machines has indeed placed hundreds of thousands of defective snow throwers on the market.
The tools were placed on the market by MTD Manufacturing in July 2004 and recalled in March 2006, following a warning by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC). They were sold under the brand names Yard Machines, Troy-Bilt, and Craftsman. They were available for purchase at Sears, Kmart, and many independently owned locations, usually for $500 – $800.
Even though they are no longer on the shelves, thousands of these dangerous products remain in current use by unsuspecting consumers. Appleton personal injury lawyers Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® are concerned about these potential victims and committed to helping them take action against the parties responsible for any injuries they may suffer. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 to share your story with our experienced attorneys.
The initial CPSC warning leading to the 2006 recall concerned the plastic wheel coverings on Troy-Bilt, Craftsman, and Yard Machines snow throwers. These coverings have been known to burst without warning, causing deep cuts on victims’ hands, feet, and faces. Other injuries, including broken fingers, have also been reported.
If you have been injured by a defective product, you may be able to win compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Manufacturers have a legal duty to make sure the products they make are safe for consumer use. When they fail to meet this duty, they can be held responsible for any injuries they have caused.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective snow thrower, we can help. Our offices have been serving Wisconsin residents for years, defending the rights of injured people. To learn more, contact the Appleton defective snow thrower lawyer Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874.