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A couple of recent product recalls may impact consumers in West Virginia, particularly those with young children. One of the dangerous products being recalled is a baby rattle. Meanwhile, the other one being recalled is a girl’s dress.

The company BRIO has decided to recall nearly 1,500 soft-hammer baby rattles, which were sold throughout the United States. Apparently, the rattles feature wooden rings that can crack and thus pose a choking hazard to young children. The company has gotten seven reports about the cracking rattles so far, although injuries have not been reported. Consumers bought the rattles from Home Goods and at other toy stores as well as at Amazon.com between March of 2015 and June of 2017.

In addition, Pastourell has decided to recall nearly 2,800 Laura Ashley girl’s dresses, as the flower petals have the potential to detach, thus also posing a choking hazard. So far, the business has received a single report of a detaching flower, with no injuries being reported. The dresses were marketed at Dillard’s shops around the country as well as at Amazon.com between January and July of 2017.

When products feature defects, they can unfortunately cause serious injuries in some cases. In these situations, those who are hurt in West Virginia after using the dangerous products have the right to file product liability claims against the product manufacturers, seeking damages. A successfully fought claim may lead to a monetary damage award, which may help with addressing pain and suffering and other losses stemming from the use of the dangerous product.

Source: ctpost.com, “Recall watch: Rattles, dresses among pulled products“, Amanda Cuda, Aug. 22, 2017