On March 11, 2010, Hitachi issued a product recall through the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada for one of its nail guns sold in the United States. The Japanese manufacturer issued the recall after receiving dozens of complaints of nails being ejected sideways. The users’ eyes are the primary region of injury and unfortunately, at least five individuals have sustained permanent partial blindness. Our firm is reviewing a claim for a client who sustained an eye injury after using one of the defective guns.
Our client’s eye injury occurred in early 2009, almost a year before the recall. Although the recall only applies to nail guns manufactured from October 2002 to September 2005, consumers should be wary of using any nail gun manufactured by Hitachi, as manufacturers who participate in recalls often attempt to limit the scope of the recall even when they know the recall should be much broader. According to information published by the CPSC, about 50,000 units were sold in the United States and about 15,000 in Canada. CPSC’s website has additional information about the recalls. If you need additional information on this subject, contact Kendall Dunson at 800-898-2034 or by email at Kendall.Dunson@beasleyallen.com.
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