West Virginia residents who are hurt by consumer products have the right to seek to hold the makers of these products accountable. Some defective products that have recently been recalled include space heaters. Specifically, these heaters were sold at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
Officials with the Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that consumers should not use the KUL Fan Heaters, as four of them have already been reported to having caught fire. Individuals who have purchased these heaters are encouraged to get in touch with the manufacturer, which is CE North America. The manufacturer can then provide instructions on how to return the heaters using a prepaid label for shipping.
The manufacturer will give refund checks to consumers who have returned the heaters. Authorities said that nearly 28,000 fan heater units were sold throughout the United States. The fan heaters are black, weigh an estimated two pounds, and measure nearly five inches wide, 10.5 inches tall and nine inches long.
Customers in West Virginia who use defective products and suffer major injuries as a result have the option of filing liability lawsuits seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. Financial restitution in a successfully litigated case may help to cover medical bills associated with the use of the dangerous products, or it may help to cover the loss of wages if the injured parties have to miss work for a period of time. Awarded damages may also help to address emotional distress caused by the use of the defective products in West Virginia.
Source: nj1015.com, “Recall: Don’t use this space heater from Bed, Bath & Beyond! They keep catching fire“, Louis C. Hochman, Feb. 5, 2016