Sebastopol, CA, US
I'm sorry, although I can can sincerely sympathize with the hardships associated with any such injury, I feel that no amount of warning or protection can replace common sense and innate caution. Which translates: no person, company or thing can protect a person from themselves.
Otherwise maybe I could sue knife makers, all sports equipment manufacturers/distributors/designers, all tool makers (including chisels, handsaws, planes, scrapers or anything with an edge or weight with of without handles....etc).
Bottom line, the legal fees were probably the source of incentive here, as in the case of the hot coffee "burn" that now has the entire country unable to buy a cup of coffee above 60 degrees Farenheit.
These tool have all been in use for centuries, and yes, in the learning curve of how to be truly cautious and in tune with their tool(s)there may be an occasional reminder that there is some things which cannot be overlooked when undertaking any such task.
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