With the ominous rise in identity theft cases, more and more people have been purchasing paper shredders for their homes. But recent studies show that these paper shredders can lead to finger injuries, lacerations – and even amputations – in young children.
Free Paper Shredder Injury Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by a paper shredder, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns that home paper shredders may pose a significant risk of injury. From January 2000 through September 2005, CPSC received 50 reports of incidents involving finger amputations, lacerations, and other finger injuries from paper shredders. Sadly, the majority of these injuries were to young children under the age of five. Injuries can occur even when an adult is supervising, as children’s fingers can be pulled into the paper shredding mechanism if the child does not let go of the paper.
To avoid paper shredder injuries, you should never allow your children to operate them – even while under adult supervision. They are deigned for adult use and adult use only. Due to the number of paper shredder injuries inflicted on children, the CPSC has called for the redesigning of the product.
Paper shredder injuries can be painful and even crippling. The manufacturers of these products have an obligation to insure that they are reasonably safe from any potential dangers. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a paper shredder injury, contact Schmidt & Clark, LLP today.
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Do I have a Paper Shredder Injury Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in paper shredder injury lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and accident cases in all 50 states.