United Press International reports that there is a voluntary recall on about 160,000 Black & Decker cordless electric lawn mowers by the U.S. Product Safety Commission due to the risk of injury. Howell Law wants Charleston area owners of model number CMM1000 or CMM1000R to be aware of the potential risk of serious injury from using these products.
The American, Mexican, and Canadian made lawn mowers can unexpectedly turn on and with the motor running, unbeknownst to the user, the blade on the machine poses a threat of serious injury. These product flaws were sold under the Black & Decker and Craftsman brands between 1995 and 2006. There have been 34 reports of this product defect and two of these reports have noted injury to their operator/consumer.
South Carolina injury attorneys advise all owners of the mentioned Black & Decker models of cordless mowers to discontinue use of the product to call either Black & Decker or Sears for a free inspection, repair, or credit towards the purchase of a new mower.
Injury lawyers of Charleston would also like to advise all owners and/or operators of any sort of mechanical equipment to always use caution because all forms of motor powered machinery is dangerous. Please be self-aware and cautious around all moving parts they can cause serious injury or even be the catalyst to a fatal accident.