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Raj

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I know about a lawsuit being reported by The Toronto Star two-three years ago. It was about a teenaged boy in St. Catherines, ON. The teenager had bought a bike from Canadian Tire, that had some defect in it. While riding the bike one day, he slammed it against something and lost a few teeth, and incurred some permanent disability, and disfigurement. Canadian Tire fought the family tooth and nail but a local court did award them some sizeable compensation (in real money, not Canadian Tire money). May be, someone in St. Catherines will post more details.
 

Guest-0073

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Really how can someone sue a company over a product. Its not like they made the item that caused the injury, they jsut sold it. If someone slipped on some ice which caused an injury or incurred an injury which was directly related to something at the physical store or building, then i could see a lawsuit. But how can you sue a retailer if you are injured buy the item they sold you, isn't that a manufacturer problem?
 

Guest-0080

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It may have not been a defect in the bike but a poorly put together bike. I can speak from experience that Canadian Tire employees cannot put together a bike and the worst part is they won't sell it to you so you can do it yourself.
 

Guest-0061

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It may have not been a defect in the bike but a poorly put together bike. I can speak from experience that Canadian Tire employees cannot put together a bike and the worst part is they won't sell it to you so you can do it yourself.

Another case of "Canadian Tire knows best".
 

guiver

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Acctually most Canadian Tire's hire an outside Proffessional Bike Builder. It is not the CT staff asembling these bikes for this exact reason
 

Guest-0231

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Acctually most Canadian Tire's hire an outside Proffessional Bike Builder. It is not the CT staff asembling these bikes for this exact reason

If you actually read the story, the bike had a recall. His dad took the bike into get the recall, they didn't have the recall part and he would have to wait a week for the part. his dad demaned they put the bike back together and the crash happend 3 days later when the defective forks gave way. Canadian tire nor the employee should have been blamed for this, The kid's parents should not have let him ride a defective bike. If your aware of a recall on your kids crib, do you still let your kid sleep in it until the new part arrives????
 

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