Harbor Freight Tools recently recalled 1,100,000 folding knives after 7 cases of moderate to severe lacerations and 4 of these were sufficiently severe to require immediate medical attention. USA Today reports that the locking mechanism could fail to engage when the blade was open which could pose a safety hazard to the operator.
The knives were sold over an 11 year period of time at a single store in Southern California. While the knives were considered to be inexpensive (about $5). The knives that are subject to the recall are about 3 inches in length and have an attachment so they can be held on a belt. The company is offering a refund of the purchase price or a gift card in exchange.
We are well aware that knives cause more injuries that disable people than any other hand held tool and over 400,000 people are injured every year due to knives alone. Knife injuries have been known to amputate fingers and sometimes knife injuries are life threatening according to the National Institute of Health.
If you have been injured by a knife or any tool that injury could be the result of a defective design or the manufacturers fail to warn you about proper use. When this happens you may be able to collect compensation for your damages and injuries. Should you suspect this may be the case you should call our office and talk to one of our experienced lawyers.
We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when they refuse to follow the law. We help with serious issues that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth. We have almost 60 years of experience in our plaintiff’s only law firm. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit We Can Help!