Chainsaws are a frequent subject of recalls for problems with safety issues. While chainsaws have certain inherent dangers, many companies have sold chainsaw models that have significant defects in either design or workmanship that can greatly increase the risk of personal injury or death among users.
Some of the defects that have led to chainsaw recalls in recent years include:
- Faulty ignition that creates a potential fire hazard
- Weak handles prone to breakage during operation, causing users to lose control of the saw
- Faulty flywheels that could cause serious personal injury
With equipment as powerful and as complicated as a chainsaw, it is important that manufacturers test their products thoroughly and make every effort to minimize the risks involved in using their machinery, including incorporating safety features and correctly labeling the tools and documenting safe and proper use.
If you or someone you care about has been injured as a result of a chainsaw that you believe was faulty or improperly designed, marketed, or sold, it is important that you speak to an experienced product liability lawyer as soon as possible.
Your right to compensation is controlled by statutes of limitation, so if you have any questions about your case, it is important that you speak to an attorney right away to preserve those rights. The lawyers at Jacoby & Meyers have handled many defective product claims, and we have the experience needed to help you receive the compensation you deserve.