Can a power tool rental company in Pennsylvania be held liable for a defective tool?


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A: Under Pennsylvania law, it is possible for a tool rental company to be held liable for renting a defective tool. In addition to the rental company, the tool manufacturer and original retailer may be held liable. Click here to read about Pennsylvania defective products law and power tools.  Defective power tool cases often involve the following issues:

  • failure to maintain a tool,
  • negligent maintenance,
  • failure to provide proper warnings,
  • renting a tool which has been recalled, and
  • renting a tool which has been improperly modified.

In many cases, especially on major construction sites, large, commercial tool and equipment companies may be liable for defective products. For example, scaffold rental companies or heavy equipment rental companies may be liable. Read about nail gun retailer liability here.

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Published: October 15, 2012