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Are Lawn Mowers Dangerous? Let's Find Out!

Written by Danica Rojero
Last Updated on March 24, 2022

Lawn Mower Safety

It's no secret that lawn mowers are one of the most common pieces of equipment around the home, and while they are very convenient, they can also be dangerous.

In this blog post, we will look at some of the dangers associated with lawn mowers and how to avoid them.

Common injuries caused by defective or malfunctioning lawn mowers

One of the biggest dangers associated with lawn mowers is that they can easily cause serious injuries.

In fact, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are more than 30,000 emergency room visits each year due to lawn mower accidents.

Some of the most common injuries caused by lawn mowers include:

· Cuts

· Lacerations

· Amputations

· Burns

· Bruises

To avoid these injuries, it is essential to take precautions when using a lawn mower.

Who is Liable When Lawn Mowers are Defective or Malfunctioning?

Many lawn mower accidents are caused by defects in the mower or the design or manufacturing of the lawn mower. Lawn mower manufacturers are responsible for the safety of their products and have a duty to warn consumers of the dangers of their products.

Manufacturers can be held liable for injuries caused by their lawn mowers when they have reason to know of the risks associated with their mowers and fail to warn consumers, or when they purposefully and willfully fail to warn consumers of the known dangers of their products.

A lawn mower manufacturer would not be liable for injuries caused by a lawn mower if it did not manufacture the lawn mower or design the mower.

A lawn mower manufacturer can be held liable only if it manufactured the lawn mower and it was defective.

Defective lawn mowers malfunction, are unsafe to use or are not safe for their intended purpose.

Common Lawn Mower Defects

Lawn mowers can be defective for a variety of reasons.

Some of the most common defects include:

· Faulty or broken parts

· Improperly fastened or tightened parts

· Defective or missing parts

· Parts that are not properly constructed

· Unsafe or defective operating and/or safety features

What can you do to protect yourself from harm?

You can do many things to protect yourself from injury while mowing your lawn. Be sure that you have a safe space around you while mowing.

This will prevent you from getting struck by debris or the blade of a lawn mower.

In the event that you plan to use a walk-behind mower, it is important to be sure that there is always space between you and the lawn mower.

It is also imperative to keep your eye on the grass and not the blade. If you do happen to get your hand caught in the blade, you will not end up with a bloody hand or a severed finger.

Finally, you should always wear a shirt and pants while mowing your lawn. This will protect you from any debris flying up and striking you in the face and body.

When can my child mow the lawn?

You can let your child mow the lawn when at least 7 years old. 

This means that you will have to teach them how to handle the lawn mower. This is a big responsibility, and you need to make sure that they know how to operate the machine properly.

They will be handling the lawn mower for the first time, which can be pretty scary. You need to be there to help them out if they get confused with any of the controls or any other functions.

If your child is between 4 and 6, they can help with trimming around the house, such as bushes, trees and flowers.

Last words

Lawn mowers can be handy tools for cutting the grass, but they also pose a danger if you don't use them correctly. The mower's blades can accidentally catch on to something, causing severe injury. The mower could hurt someone if it's misused. Don't try to replace broken parts yourself, but get help from a professional.

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