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Craftsman Chainsaws Recalled Due to Fire Hazards


MTD Southwest has recalled Craftsman brand chainsaws due to potential fire hazards. The company is recalling around 19,500 chainsaws that can leak fuel and cause a fire. The chainsaws are powered by two-cycle gasoline engines that range in different sizes from 42cc to 46cc and have a 16, 18 or 20-inch bar. These chainsaws were manufactured between November 15, 2015, and June 7, 2016, and sold at Sears, Ace Hardware, Atwoods, and Orchard Supply Hardware and online at and These were sold between February 2016 through July 2016 between $160 and $280. The company recommends that consumers immediately suspend use of the chainsaw and contact the company’s recall line for instructions to receive a free replacement chainsaw.

Product liability laws protect consumers from faulty or defect products and the injuries they cause. Companies, manufacturers, and retailers are responsible for alerting consumers of any potential dangers that their products can cause. Usually, consumers can return the faulty or defective product for a full refund or exchange, but sometimes consumers are seriously injured by these products. Contact the company if you have experienced difficulties or suffered injuries from the products. Always contact an experienced product liability attorney to discuss your legal rights as a consumer. Your attorney can help gain the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

The product liability attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have helped many clients receive care and compensation for injuries sustained due to faulty or defective products. Our team works diligently and closely with our clients to achieve maximum compensation while communicating throughout the entire legal process. Contact our office in downtown St. Louis today to schedule a free no-obligation consultation and let us help you get the care and compensation you deserve.

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