Vehicle Jack Recalled Due To Potential To Crush Hazard
Due to the potential to cause serious injury or death, importer BRP U.S., Inc. has issued a recall of Can-Am® Off-Road screw jacks. These screw jacks were sold as an accessory for Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicles. The screw jacks are used to lift an off-road vehicle off the ground so that a tire can be changed. According to the recall notice, the screw jacks can collapse, causing the lifted vehicle to fall. If this happens, the vehicle can fall on a person, which poses a crush hazard that could result in serious injuries or death.
Image of the recalled Can-Am Screw Jack provided by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission
The recall warns customers to immediately stop using the product and to contact a BRP Can-Am Off-road dealer to receive a refund. BRP reports that the recalled screw jack was sold nationwide from October 2017 through October 2020. For more information on this recall, click here.
This recall was published by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), which is an independent agency of the United States government that promotes the safety of consumer products. According to CPSC, deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer products costs the United States more than $1 trillion annually.
If you or a loved one have been injured due to the collapse of a screw jack, the Cincinnati product liability attorneys at Burg Simpson can help. Burg Simpson has successfully represented thousands of individuals who suffered injuries due to defective products. Burg Simpson’s attorneys know what it takes to hold companies responsible for defective products and secure just compensation for those injured by them. Call the product liability attorneys in Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati, Ohio office today at 513-852-5600 or fill out our free case evaluation form now to discuss your case with us.