Defective Lawn Mowers Recalled
First it was suddenly accelerating cars; now it’s suddenly accelerating lawn mowers. The Consumer Product Safety Commission recently announced a voluntary recall of Black and Decker cordless electric lawn mowers. The mowers have been reported to start unexpectedly even after the safety key has been removed.
There have been 34 reports of unexpected start-ups and two of those incidents included injuries to the consumer. The Black and Decker mowers involved in the recall include model numbers CMM1000 or CMM1000R. The Craftsman mowers have model number 900.370520. Over 160,000 mowers have been recalled.
California law covering products liability holds that both the manufacturer and the sellers of defective products are strictly liable for injuries caused by defective products. A product is defective if it fails to meet ordinary consumers expectations as to safety. Therefore, any California resident who is injured by a defective lawn mower has legal rights to recover for their injuries against any company in the chain of distribution of the defective product.
As an Oakland personal injury lawyer, I have represented many consumers who have been injured by defective products, including defective power products such as lawn mowers. If a defective lawn mower or other defective product has caused you injuries you should contact an experienced products liability lawyer in your area to be fully advised of your legal rights.
Consumer Product Safety Commission, Black & Decker Recalls Cordless Electric Lawnmowers Due to Laceration Hazard, September 29, 2010