Recalled Hard Hats Failed to Provide Electrocution Protection

A Michigan electrocution lawyer notes that 3M Company has recalled roughly 7,500 hard hats that promised consumers defense against electrical shocks but reportedly failed to provide adeqaute protection. No injuries involving this product have been reported to date, but the risk may be significant for consumers who purchased this item specifically for electrical shock protection. When an electrocution injury is caused by the negligence of another person or company, an Michigan electrocution accident lawyer can help injured parties recover compensation for their damages.

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Faulty Hard Hats Sold Online Over Eight-Year Period

About 7,500 hard hats that were advertised as providing protection from electrical shocks have recently been recalled due to the risk of injury to users. According to a recall notice from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the maker of the devices, 3M Company, is issuing a voluntary recall because the hard hats in question do not actually provide adequate defense against shocks or electrocution. The company has not yet received any reports of injuries resulting from this product defect. However, consumers are urged to stop using these hard hats immediately and contact 3M Company about receiving replacements.

The recall affects three lines of the company’s vented white hard hats. The brand “3M” or “AOSafety” appears on the brim of these hats, as does the phrase “XLR8 VENTED.” The recall applies only to hats that were sold online, but it includes all units purchased between January 2008 and April 2016.

How an Michigan Electrocution Lawyer Can Help

When negligence results in injury, an injured party suffers loss in various ways. The law allows an injured party to pursue damages to recover those losses. Common types of damages recoverable in a personal injury case include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Scarring and disfigurement

The families of those who have died as a result of an electrocution may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.

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