When consumers see products in stores, they typically assume that the products have been tested and are safe for them to use. This is not always the case, as defective products can easily end up on retail store shelves in West Virginia or in online marketplaces. A few products have recently been recalled, including booster seats and weight benches.
The booster seats being recalled are made by OXO. This company is recalling all Nest Booster Seats that were sold throughout the United States between September of 2014 and April of 2015. The company said it is easy for the restraint straps’ stitching to loosen, which can allow these straps to end up separating from the booster seat, thus posing a hazard related to falling. The company is providing booster seat purchasers with free repair kits featuring safety straps that have been redesigned.
Another product that is currently being recalled is the Olympic Weight Bench by Valor Athletics, as the front leg of the bench may break and cause injury. These benches were sold between January of 2014 and September of 2014. Other products that have been recalled recently include ranges, marine winches and espresso makers.
Defective products can lead to unexpected injuries, which can be emotionally traumatizing, as well as physically painful. These injuries can additionally be costly to treat and may even cause a person to lose income due to being incapable of working. Any West Virginia resident who has suffered an injury due to using a defective product may explore all of his or her legal options, including the pursuit of monetary damages.
Source: huntingtonnews.net, “RECALLS THIS WEEK: Booster Seats, Gas Ranges, and Other Product Recalls“, May 21, 2015