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When defective products are sold, they can easily cause serious injuries. If the defects are serious enough, they may unfortunately result in the loss of life. A few recent recalls may impact some West Virginia residents, including the recalls of defective products such as children’s items and clothing.

One toy that has been recalled is the Imagine Nation Books pink-colored Giraffe Anima Purse, which features a red zipper. This item is being recalled because the red paint on the zipper has been discovered to have high lead levels. The Moses baskets from the Tadpoles Baby and Kids brand is also being recalled because it does not meet federal handheld infant carrier standards. The stand that goes with it is also considered dangerous. The basket may slide off of an inclined surface, and the stand has the potential to tip.

The James Trading Group Croker Kids Ireland Sports Hoodie is another recently recalled item because it has a drawstring in the neck area that may cause strangulation. This hoodie was sold at retail stores and Irish boutiques between 2012 and 2015. It was sold in children’s sizes 2YR to 12YR.

Even though companies issue recalls in an effort to get dangerous products out of the hands of consumers, sometimes these recalls are issued too late. In the event that people in West Virginia are hurt due to using defective products, these victims may choose to try to hold the product manufacturers accountable by filing product liability claims. In the same way, the loved ones of people who have died after using dangerous products may choose to file wrongful death suits. They have the right to demand monetary damages sustained by using the hazardous products.

Source: postandcourier.com, “Product recalls“, Sept. 14, 2015