Upon their entry to the market, gas backpack leaf blowers changed the landscaping game and made cleaning your yard on a Sunday afternoon a much easier task. The products offer much more accessibility and portability compared to their predecessors, but it seems that these devices are more dangerous than we had initially thought. Echo, a company that manufactures gas backpack leaf blowers, recently recalled 68,000 of their Echo and Shindaiwa two-stage leaf blowers and over 6,000 replacement straps after reports of straps, buckles, and other accessory equipment getting pulled inside the unit and expelling at high speeds. The company already knows of one individual who was injured after a broken piece of the blower ricocheted and hit them in the neck, but there are likely more individuals who used an Echo product and found themselves with a painful injury.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a formal recall of the affected products. While that does keep these dangerous products off of store shelves, it doesn’t necessarily help the victims who have already been harmed by the manufacturer's failure to properly safety-test their product. All manufacturers, including Echo, must uphold strong safety standards and regulations when constructing their products to avoid injuring a user once it’s sold. Any violation of these guidelines could result in a product liability lawsuit, as the victims of defective products can seek to recover the damage they sustained through a lawsuit against the manufacturer. However, these lawsuits can get complicated, so it’s important to team up with a law firm with the necessary experience, knowledge, and resources to handle your claim confidently.
At Morgan & Morgan, we staff our offices with only the very best. Our product liability attorneys understand that, without your proper compensation, you’ll be forced to shoulder the financial burden of your situation on your own, so we’re prepared to do everything in our power to ensure your case is resolved successfully. Echo might think that they can use their size and resources to sidestep the liability for this issue, but with us on the case, it’s only a matter of time until they’re found guilty of endangering the lives of their customer base. With over 800 trial-ready attorneys, offices from coast to coast, and the resources that other firms can only dream of, it’s easy to see which firm is the right choice as you seek to hold a negligent manufacturer accountable for their injustices: Morgan & Morgan.
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