When a business is equipping its office, it is not uncommon to head to Office Depot for desks, chairs and other office supplies. The same is true for West Virginia homeowners, especially those who work from home. When doing this, one of the last things most individuals consider is whether the products they are purchasing are on recall lists. Most consumers believe that companies would not manufacture or sell defective household products. Unfortunately, though, they do, and this appears to be the case with some Office Depot executive chairs.
West Virginia residents don't expect that purchased products will pose a hazard to them if they use the product as instructed. However, if a product is not designed or manufactured properly, it could result in a defect that could potentially cause injury to a consumer. Defective household products come in many shapes and forms. In this particular case, it is a power tool just like those that many homeowners across the country own and use regularly.
West Virginia consumers are likely to have any number of tools and appliances in their homes. From kitchen equipment to lawn mowers and other power tools, daily life often involves using purchased products to complete chores and home-maintenance projects. Unfortunately, some homeowners have been severely injured or made ill because of defective household products. Many have suffered injuries while using common everyday items.
West Virginia residents who are purchasing tools for their loved ones as Christmas gifts may want to double-check and ensure that they are not purchasing a faulty product. Some defective household products, such as tools, have recently come to light. One of these is a cordless drill from Harbor Freight.
Although products that are defective should never reach the homes of innocent consumers here in West Virginia, the fact of the matter is that they do. This is one reason why recalls are in place and should be announced immediately after a defect or risk has become apparent. However, what happens when a recall is not made and defective household products are purchased by and used by consumers who have no idea that they are at risk of an injury?
When West Virginia residents purchase a product from the store, the last thing that they probably think about is whether or not the product is safe to use. Most people assume that because a product is on store shelves that it is not unsafe and does not pose a risk. Sadly, this is not always the case. While companies do recall defective household products, the recall may come after it is too late and the injury has occurred.
In the winter, it is inevitable that West Virginia residents and other homeowners will use heaters within their homes, including space heaters. Sadly, space heaters, when used improperly, can result in fires. However, at the same time, a defective heater could cause a fire and result in a complete loss of everything that one owns. A woman from another state is alleging that a company sold defective household products and that she became a victim of one of them.
One of the most common items in all West Virginia homes is the fire alarm. These are recommended to be in various rooms, as close to the ceiling as possible, and on each level of the home. Fire alarms are designed to protect members of the household when a fire breaks out, as it sounds an alarm as soon as it detects smoke. Unfortunately, when fire alarms do not sound alerts when there is a fire because they are defective household products, it can lead to a potentially dangerous situation for everyone involved.
When West Virginia residents purchase power tools from home improvement stores, they expect that the manufacturers have taken all reasonable measures to ensure that the products are safe for consumers to use. Unfortunately, defective household products, like table saws and other power tools, can make it to the shelves for innocent and unknowing consumers to purchase. Sears has been named in a recent lawsuit after a man says that the company's Craftsman table saw caused him to lose multiple fingers.
West Virginia residents may be interested in hearing about a recent recall that affects consumers across the country. A recall has been issued by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) regarding the latest defective household products. The specific product is a dishwasher sold under the brands Kenmore Elite, Bosch, Thermador and Gaggenau. These dishwashers were sold from January 2008 until December 2013.