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Drone enthusiasts in West Virginia and other states may be affected by a recent recall of potentially dangerous drones. The dangerous products were manufactured by GoPro, which is a video camera company that has been struggling. The company recently announced a recall of these drones after introducing them in the consumer market a couple of weeks ago.

The products are being recalled because there have been several reports of the drones’ losing power while they were in operation. The company said it was recalling the items because its top priority is safety. The company is offering full refunds to those with the drones and said it would continue to investigate the matter.

About 2,500 of the drones have been recalled. These items can be returned directly to GoPro or to the stores where they were bought. So far, there have not been any reports of property damage or injuries as a result of the product defect. The company, which is cooperating with the Federal Aviation Administration and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission on the current recall, said it plans to keep selling the products after it fixes the issue.

When the use of dangerous products causes consumers in West Virginia to suffer injuries, these individuals have the right to take legal action. They may opt to file product liability claims against the makers of the products, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. Claims for damages will be decided only if financial responsibility can be established to the satisfaction of the civil court hearing the case.

Source: bignewsnetwork.com, “GoPro Karma drones lose power during operation, product recalled“, Nov. 10, 2016