Paper Shredder Injury

The Law Firm of Carabin & Shaw wants you and your family to be safe if you have a paper shredder. We also want to inform you of a potential risk to your children in your home. From January 2000 through September 2005, CPSC received 50 reports of incidents involving finger amputations, lacerations, and other finger injuries from paper shredders. The majority of injuries were to young children under age 5. As you know young children are interested in imitating adult activities, and children may try to activate the shredder when an adult is not present. This puts children at risk of injury. Injuries can occur even when an adult is supervising a child. Children’s fingers can be pulled into the paper shredding mechanism if the child does not let the paper go. Call our Law Firm for legal representation.

Never allow children to operate paper shredders, even under adult supervision. Paper shredders can pull children’s fingers into the shredder mechanism. Place the paper shredder in an area less accessible to children. Unplug the paper shredder power cord when the shredder is not in use. Do not place hands or fingers in the shredder opening. Do not operate a paper shredder while wearing loose fitting clothing that may enter the shredder opening. Keep hair and items, such as a tie or a long necklace, away from the shredder opening.

We understand the unique legal and practical problems associated with paper shredder accidents and have experience in representing the injured. Our Law Firm has represented injured children across the country and we work to provide resources to help educate the public, in hopes of increasing you and your family's safety. Contact us today for further information. We offer free initial consultations and our Law Firm works on a contingent fee basis, which means that there is no fee unless we successfully resolve your case.

For immediate assistance, call us toll-free at 1.800.862.1260