Lawnmower Safety Defects

posted on:
May 18, 2007

author:
Staff

What are the dangers associated with lawnmower safety defects?

Our firm filed a case in Federal Court against Electrolux Home Products Company and Sears, Roebuck and Company over claims arising out of an incident where a young child was horribly disfigured and suffered amputation injuries when his mother inadvertently backed over him with a riding lawnmower.

During the course of our investigation, we have learned of many similar instances involving Sears mowers. Electrolux Home Products is the largest producer of consumer products in the world and builds finished products for many different sellers under various brand names. In this case, we understand that Electrolux co-designed and built the subject mower for Sears.

Various engineering and/or regulatory bodies have called for the installation of a simple switch on all consumer riding mowers which prevents the operation of the blade when the mower is in reverse.Today every consumer riding mower sold in the United States is REQUIRED to be equipped with such a switch.

Many other manufacturers redesigned their mowers years ago and included “no-mow-in-reverse” (NMIR) switches to prevent such tragedies. Sadly the mower in our case was not equipped with this simple, proven device which would have prevented this child’s life-altering injuries.

What can I do if I have been injured by an lawnmower not equipped with a safety device?

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury as the result of an lawnmower not equipped with a safety device, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free legal consultation, contact us today!

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