The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that electric log splitters are being recalled due to a laceration and amputation hazard. Manufactured by Changzhou Globe Tool Group Co. Ltd. of China, the Task Force 5-ton electric log splitters were sold exclusively at Lowe’s stores. The hazard is found with the hydraulic arm that slides under the handle that enables the machine to move. The hydraulic arm could lead to lacerations or amputation if the consumer puts their hands on the handle while it is in use. CPSC has received 2 reports of injuries, with one involving the laceration of a 60-year-old man’s finger and the other involving the amputation of an 18-year-old man’s fingertip. Consumers are being advised to stop using the product at once and contact the manufacturer in order to receive a complimentary set of warning labels and instructions on where to place them. If you were injured because of a defective product or a failure to warn of a hazard, then you may be able to file a claim against the negligent party. You should consult with a New York defective product attorney to discuss your case.
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When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved because of a defective product you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York defective product attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a defective product claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of defective product attorneys to serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your defective product claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.