The Old Farmer’s Almanac Long-Range Weather Forecast is predicting that this winter will be colder and snowier than average in the United States and Canada.

When Should I Begin to Prepare My Snow Blower for Winter?

As we get ready for kids to go back to school, it’s never too early to prepare for the winter. With fall yard clean up season approaching, small machine repair shops get back logged between servicing landscape equipment and readying snow removal equipment for the season.

As we see every year, improper use of snow blowers can cause serious injury including loss of limbs and loss of life. In order to prevent the need for DIY snow blower repair mid-storm, the best practice is to have your snow blower looked at and serviced before the start of the season.

In addition, review the manufacturer maintenance recommendations to ensure that your machine is ready to battle a storm.

Is My Snowblower a Recalled Defective Product? Defective Snowblower - Recalled by Hasqvarna

In July, Hasqvarna recalled its 300 Series snow blowers due to injury hazards. The recalled units (2,700 were sold in the U.S. and 4,400 were sold in Canada) can unexpectedly go into drive mode and collide with people and objects, posing a serious injury hazard. More information about this recall and other recalled consumer products in the United States can be found on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website.

Massachusetts consumers are well protected against defective products by statute. Under Massachusetts law,products are required to be fit for their intended use and are required to be of merchantable quality. Anyone who makes, sells or distributes a defective, unreasonably dangerous product can be held liable for the harm that the product causes.

SUGARMAN has successfully brought claims for personal injuries suffered by our clients as a result of defective products for decades. Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge and experience in this area of the law. If you or someone you love has been injured by a defective product, call us today at (617) 542-1000 and speak to one of our principals, or email us at