Individuals in West Virginia and elsewhere who purchased furniture online during the past 10 years may be impacted by a recent recall of chests sold, made by South Shore Furniture. According to officials, these chests are dangerous products because they can easily tip over. Over 300,000 of these furniture pieces are being recalled.
Safety commission officials recently reported that the furniture company's chests are not stable if their owners fail to properly anchor them to their walls. As a result, the chests could fall over and entrap children. This can, in turn, lead to children's injuries or deaths.
So far, the company has received two reports regarding the chests. According to one report, a chest ended up killing a child who was 2 years old. Meanwhile, the other report involved a child who suffered injuries due to the chest. The $60 chests were sold at online retailers, including Target, Walmart and Amazon, from October 2009 to July 2018.
Sometimes, manufacturers produce defective products that end up harming the customers who purchased them. In some cases, these defects can cause grave injuries. Fortunately, consumers who suffer harm due to using dangerous products have the right to seek to hold the product manufacturers accountable through the civil court system. Specifically, they can file product liability claims, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages sustained through the use of the defective products. A claim that is successfully fought in West Virginia may result in a judicial award of damages that might help them to cover their medical bills, the loss of wages and other related losses.