A: If an injury resulted, you should seek legal advice on whether you have a viable case against the product manufacturer. However, even if injury did not occur, you should still report the injury to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. You can report unsafe products at www.cpsc.gov. The CPSC keeps track of all complaints and will contact the manufacturer about a recall if there are additional, similar reports made concerning the same product.
If you did suffer injury, you should be aware that proving a defect or malfunction in a power tool requires the use of an expert engineer who will test the tool. Therefore, it is important that you retain the tool, its parts, the manual, etc. The most important thing is that the tool be tested in the exact state it was in when the accident occurred. Therefore, you should put the tool in a safe place, refrain from using it and seek legal advice. Read more about defective tools and products law in Pennsylvania.
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