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Water bottles, jewelry among dangerous products

When products are defective, they can quickly result in injuries to consumers in West Virginia, and these injuries can be costly both physically and financially. A few products were recently recalled due to serious defects. These dangerous products include water bottles as well as jewelry.

Insulated water bottles for children that were sold at the retail store L.L. Bean are being recalled due to containing high lead levels. These bottles were also sold in the company's catalogues between July 2015 and May 2016 and come in five styles. The bottle's outside base features a lead solder that poses a risk since lead can be toxic and cause adverse health problems if young children ingest it. So far, there have not been any incidents reported, although a total of 6,700 bottles are impacted by the recall.

Things Remembered is also recalling silver heart bracelets as well as charm necklaces designed for children. These jewelry pieces were sold online and at stores between February 2015 and June 2016. The pieces are considered dangerous since the clear surface that coats them also feature more lead than is allowable. More than 3,000 necklaces and nearly 6,700 bracelets are affected by the recall in the US.

People in West Virginia naturally trust that product makers have tested their products to make sure that they are safe for the public to use. However, dangerous products still make their way to store shelves and end up in consumers' homes, where they can cause harm to those who use them. People who are negatively impacted by hazardous products have the right to seek to hold the product manufacturers accountable through the civil court system. A monetary award from a successfully litigated product liability claim might help to cover medical costs and other losses stemming from the use of the dangerous product.

Source: chicagotribune.com, "Recalls this week: Water bottles, jewelry and commuter bikes", July 22, 2016

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