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Gardening woes: Injury risks of lawn mower defects

On Behalf of | May 8, 2024 | Defective Products

Lawn mowers are incredibly useful tools for maintaining gardens. However, they do come with their share of risks, especially if the product carries a defect.

With that said, it is important for any homeowner to know what risks defective lawn mowers carry so they can avoid them when signs are apparent.

Connecting product flaws and potential injuries

Lawn mowers can cause a variety of injuries if they carry a defect. Some common defects you may find about this gardening tool includes the following:

  • Unsecured blades: If a manufacturer fails to properly secure a lawn mower’s blades, they could become loose and potentially be ejected, posing a serious risk of injury to its user.
  • Malfunctioning motor: If the tool’s motor is not functioning correctly, it could cause the mower to overheat and, in worse case scenarios, catch fire.
  • Issues with safety features: When safety features, such as automatic shutoffs, fail to work properly, the mower can continue running when it is not supposed to and potentially lead to injuries.
  • Faulty wiring: In case of electrical lawn mowers, faulty wiring or improper use could pose a risk of electric shock to the user.

Defects are not uncommon for home and gardening tools, such as lawn mowers. This is why manufacturers recalls these products for known defects. For instance, in 2023, Honda recalled multiple models of lawn mowers due to manufacturing defects that pose injury risks.

Moving forward with your defective product injury

No matter how careful you are with handling tools, you cannot anticipate the injuries that can result from defective products, especially when they are not apparent.

If you have sustained injuries due to a defective lawn mower or other consumer product, it is highly advisable to seek the guidance of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. This serves invaluable in holding the right people accountable and fighting for your rights to compensation.