Chevron North America is recalling around 85,000 hedge trimmers as of June 1, 2023 due to a failure with the rear trigger switch. The recall is for the EGO Power+ Model HT2410 Cordless Brushless Hedge Trimmer, which was sold in black, gray, and green, with a yellow blade. To identify the product, look for the digits HT2410, along with the manufacturing date code on one side of the trimmer housing. Models with date codes between September 2017 and March 2019 are included in the recall.
The manufacturer is offering a free repair of the trigger switch, but is this enough when there have been 8 reports already of people being injured by this product? If you are one of these victims, compensation may be available to you from a personal injury claim against the manufacturer. If you would like to learn more about your rights and legal options, contact us to schedule a free consultation.
Hedge Trimmer Accident Injuries
As we’ve previously stated, these products put the user at risk of a laceration injury due to a defect with the rear switch trigger. Though many objects can cause cuts to the skin, these incidents can be very serious when they involve a metal blade that’s meant to cut through bushes and hedges. Injuries include deep cuts that go right through the bone, as well as the nerves and muscles. Even cuts that seem relatively minor can expose you to infections, such as tetanus and sepsis. You are also likely to end up with permanent scars and other disfiguring injuries.
Make sure to see a doctor right away to give yourself the best possible chance of recovery. Afterwards, please give us a call to discuss your right to compensation with a product recall lawyer.
Tips on What to Do after an Accident
Each accident is unique in the elements that will determine your right to monetary compensation. However, you can increase your chances for success by taking the steps we’ve listed below as soon as you’ve been injured by a defective hedge trimmer:
- Take photos of the injuries you’ve sustained, the product that caused the injury, and the scene of the accident.
- Go to a hospital right away to receive medical treatment and to have your injuries documented through medical records.
- Call the manufacturer to report the incident, but immediately say no if they ask for a recorded statement. In addition, say no to any offers of a refund, free repair, or any other remedy, which can take away your right to a lawsuit.
- Gather evidence related to the incident, like witness statements, medical bills, and items that were damaged during the incident.
- Talk to an experienced product liability lawyer as soon as possible.
Can I File a Class Action Lawsuit?
Yes, a class action lawsuit is possible when there is a recall, due to the potential for injury to many victims. At this point, we are just days from the recalled being issued by the manufacturer, so a class action claim or mass tort has not been formed on these cases. But these lawsuits are likely as more victims contact us. For more information on how to join with others to sue for a defective product, contact our law firm to speak with a class action lawyer.
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Manufacturers have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of their products and make restitution to those who have been injured when there is a defect that has the potential to cause harm. If you or your loved one was injured by a recalled Chevron North America brushless hedge trimmer, please take some time to speak with an accent injury lawyer at our office.
If a lawsuit against the manufacturer is in your best interest, you won’t have to worry about the cost of hiring an attorney. We only get paid by bring you compensation from a successful lawsuit, meaning we don’t make a penny until the end of your case. In the event we don’t win your case, you owe us absolutely nothing under the Zero Fee Guarantee.
Our lawyers are ready to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so don’t hesitate to contact us if a defective product has caused injury to you or your loved one.