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MTD Snow Blower Recall

By Eric M. Knobloch • Jan 11th, 2010 • Category: Civil Litigation, Newest Post, Personal Injury Law

This Consumer Protection Safety Commission recall of MTD snow blowers is certainly not recent information.  Beginning in 2005-2006, MTD snow blower tires have allegedly blown up at, or immediately after, inflation, often causing serious injuries to the face, hands, fingers and arms.  The general allegation against MTD is that their plastic product is defective in nature as it is unable to withstand even minimal tire pressure without exploding into thousands of sharp projectiles.  Warshafsky Law Firm has handled a handful of these cases against MTD over the past 3 years, handling cases that include broken fingers, broken arms, broken thumbs and even a broken leg.  I anticipate hearing of other Wisconsin attorneys coming across clients with similar fact scenarios as the snow continues to fall in Wisconsin and the Midwest.

I thought we would stop seeing these cases as the product faded from the marketplace, MTD sent out replacements and consumers stopped using the product.  However, reports of injuries from these MTD products are continuing to arise even though we are 4-5 years post-product recall.  The Statute of Limitations for a negligence and/or product liability claim such as these is 3 years from date of injury.  So, assuming the product was recalled in 2006 and manufactured even earlier, consumers still have a claim against MTD for 3 years from date of accident.  Whether the injured consumer owns the MTD snowblower, rented the MTD snowblower or even borrowed the MTD snowblower, the injured party should contact an attorney immediately to assist them with their claim against MTD.

If you or someone you know has an MTD snowblower that falls within the scope of the CPSC recall and the product has not yet exploded, I urge you to contact MTD to discuss getting a replacement before someone gets injured.

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Eric M. Knobloch is a Personal Injury Attorney with the Warshafsky Law Firm. Eric specializes in auto accidents, civil rights violations and premises liability. Eric can be reached by: Phone: 414-276-4970 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.warshafsky.com Fax: 414-276-5533 Address: 839 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 300 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
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