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Pottery wheel kits, strollers among recalled dangerous products

| Sep 6, 2018 | Products Liability

The recent recalls of several products may impact consumers in West Virginia. One of these dangerous products is a pottery wheel kit. Meanwhile, another recently recalled product is a stroller.

More than 260,000 Creatology pottery wheel kits have been recalled. These blue kits, featuring 16 pieces each, were sold on the Michael’s website and in the art and craft company’s stores between August of 2011 and February of 2018. According to officials, the kit’s battery compartment has the potential to overheat, thus posing a burn and fire hazard. So far, injuries have not been reported by those who have purchased the product.

Regarding the recalled strollers, around 800 Jane Muum strollers have been recalled in the United States. The stroller comes with a frame that is black, as well as a hood and a reversible hammock or reclining seat. These products were sold at a number of stores, such as USA Baby, Toys R Us and Baby World, as well as online at between July of 2016 and August of 2017. Officials reported that an infant could slide through and get his or her head stuck in the area between the stroller’s seat bottom and the armrest, thus posing a strangulation hazard. So far, incidents related to this defect have not been reported.

Consumers understandably expect manufacturers to generate products that are safe for the public to use. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. If consumers in West Virginia suffer injuries due to the use of dangerous products, they have the right to file product liability claims against the product manufacturers, seeking the reimbursement of damages. Successfully fought claims might lead to monetary compensation that may help to cover medical bills and other related losses.