Following consumer reports that the latch pin can disengage from the latch paving the way for the door to open during travel, Pro Armor, in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has decided to recall the company’s Latch For Utility Vehicle doors. The recall was put into motion after the company discovered that the latch pin can disengage, allowing the door to open while the vehicle is in motion. This poses an ejection hazard to riders, as well as impact and laceration hazards. Pro Armor has thus far received nine reports of the latch pin disengaging, however no reports of injuries have been received by the company as yet. The company has also urged consumers to stop using vehicles that feature this latch until further notice.
As a Lancaster personal injury lawyer, I am fully aware of the dangers that defective products pose to consumers and the tragic injuries that are possible when they are in use. Manufacturers do a lot in order to ensure the safety of their products, however mistakes are always possible. If you’ve sustained an injury through the normal use of a defective product, it may be in your best interests to consult a personal injury lawyer experienced in these matters to learn more about your rights as a consumer and the possible legal options open to you.Tweet