West Virginia residents that buy toys might take a special interest in a toy that was recently recalled because of a defective product. Typically when a consumer buys a product, especially for children, they do so with the comfort that it is safe for the child to play with. The defective product recall involves a toy helicopter sold at Toys ‘R’ Us.

The helicopter has a rechargeable battery that has been found to be a potential burn or even fire hazard. This is clearly a concern for parents or guardians that have purchased the helicopter for their child. The company has voluntarily recalled the product and offered a refund or credit for the item. Although this may be appropriate for those that haven’t been hurt or injured by the product, those that have may want to look into their rights to file a civil suit.

According to the report, 6,500 of the helicopters were sold in the United States between Sept. 2012 and Jan. 2013. While this is the official report, there could possibly still be others that haven’t been revealed yet. Other injuries could still be reported at a future date.

Any West Virginia resident that has feels they have been injured by this or another defective product may benefit from looking into their rights under the state laws. The maker of the product could potentially be found liable dependent upon the circumstances. By taking a proactive approach and learning the best way to move forward with any legal action, a person can be more hopeful they will receive a fair and positive outcome.

Source: 10news.com, “Toys ‘R’ Us recalls remote-controlled helicopters due to fire, burn hazards,” July 8, 2013