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Statistics Prove Medical Malpractice Lawsuits are Not Frivolous Claims

November 17, 2014  ·  By HM&M

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About 2.3 million power tools for the yard have been recalled due to a potential fire or burn danger. The recall involves Stihl gas-powered trimmers, brush cutters, KombiMotors, hedge trimmers, edgers, clearing saws, pole pruners and backpack blowers.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the products had the potential for fuel spills. The fuel caps were susceptible to distortion from the effect of ethanol and other fuel additives in some gasoline, and the distorted fuel caps created the potential for fuel spills and subsequent fires. Those with Stihl tools should check the company's website for more details on the recall. Consumers should stop using any recalled Stihl product immediately and take it to an authorized dealer.

So far, there have been no reported injuries as a result of the faulty caps. However, as summer approaches, it is important to be mindful of the potential danger posed by yard tools. As a Chicago personal injury attorney, I have seen clients permanently injured from the malfunction of these simple tools, and I urge homeowners to use these tools properly and to take all necessary safety precautions to ensure safe use.

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