Noble Home Furnishings Furniture Recall – Product Liability Lawyer
Noble House Home Furnishings Recalls Chests, Cabinets, and Dressers
On January 7th, 2021, Noble House Home Furnishings issued a recall for its chests, cabinets, and dressers. The chests could potentially tip over if they are not anchored to the wall; the furniture is inherently unstable. About 780 of the units were involved in the recall.
The items are listed below:
The product number HM #55429.00MAH was sold as “Luna Acacia Wood Four Drawer Chest” and as “Glendora Brown Mahogany Wood Four Drawer Storage Dresser.” It is a 4-drawer storage unit made of mahogany. The UPC numbers are on the outside of it, and they are 843675139572, 849114914472, 637162150023, 840006732310, 537162699089, 637162818602, 637162323526, and 637162678329.
The product number HM #66755.00 was sold as “Paulus Mid-Century Modern Cabinet with 2 Shelves and 1 Drawer” and as “Gladys Mid-Century Modern Cabinet with 2 Shelves and 1 Drawer.” It is a single drawer storage unit and has two storage cubbies above the drawer. It is made of white beech. The UPC numbers are on the outside: 194798001841, 194776004307, 194884044770, and 194188052972.
The product number HM #66756.00 was sold as “Pavona Mid-Century Modern Cabinet with 2 Shelves and 2 Drawers.” It is a 2-drawer storage unit with 2 storage cubbies above the drawers. It is also made of white beech. The UPC numbers for this product are on the outside as well; they are 194798001848, 194776005314, 194884004787, and 194188053023.
The product number HM #66760.00WALNWHT was sold as “Penrod Mid-Century Modern Cabinet with 2 Shelves and 2 Drawers, Walnut and White” and as “Mavis Mid-Century Modern Cabinet with 2 Shelves and 2 Drawers, Walnut and White.” It is a 2 drawer storage unit with 2 open storage cubbies on top. The UPC numbers are 194798001896, 194776004352, 194884004824, and 194188049736, and they are located on the outside as well.
The items were manufactured in Vietnam and distributed by Noble House Home Furnishings in California. They were sold at various online retailers, such as Amazon, Wayfair, Ebay, Hayneedle, HomeDepot, Houzz, Target, Walmart, Laurel and Pine, GDF Studios, and Overstock. They could also be bought at Noble House Home Furnishings’ website. The items ranged in price from $50 to $250, depending on which piece of furniture you bought. They were sold from March 2015 through July 2020, again depending on the piece of furniture. Check with the company for specific details.
The company recommends that customers stop using the furniture and keep it away from children. You can prop it against the wall so that it will not fall or anchor it yourself. The company is offering a full refund. There have been no incidents reported from the defects.
Slip and fall Accident
Injuries from Defective Furniture
Chests, dressers, and cabinets are heavy pieces of furniture that can tip over if they are built wrong or if they are not actually anchored or affixed to the wall. They’re usually filled with clothes or other materials that weigh a lot, and some people tend to keep their drawers slightly ajar, leading to higher chances of the furniture tipping over. In houses with children, it can be very dangerous – children often use furniture as props or run around near furniture, and if they are not careful, the furniture can fall on them.
If a piece of furniture tips over and lands on a child, the child can suffer serious injuries. A heavy chest, dresser, or cabinet that has landed on a child can trap him, suffocate him, or lead to intense head injuries, to name a few. Some of the common injuries from tipped over chests include:
- Broken bones
- Muscle damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Closed head injuries
- Internal organ damage
Children are more likely to suffer serious injuries because the chests can prevent them from crying out for help or may trap them and cause them to be stuck. If a chest falls on an adult, the damages may be less severe. They could suffer knee injuries, foot damage, ankle trauma, broken toes, and more.
How to Sue Noble House Home Furnishings
If you wish to sue Noble House Home Furnishings for injuries you or your child suffered due to a defective piece of furniture, you will need to show that the company was negligent in some way. Negligent action is the root of all product liability claims, and it can be shown in one of three manners:
- There was a design error with the furniture when it was being created
- There was a manufacturing problem with the furniture when it was in the factory
- There were no hazard signs or symbols on the furniture or the packaging
The first step you should take if you wish to sue is to pursue medical attention. You should go to the doctor for treatment as quickly as possible, or take your child to the doctor so his injuries can be dealt with. The longer you wait to see a doctor and get treatment, the more likely it is that your injuries will worsen. It will also have a negative impact on the claim. Insurance agents tend to doubt claims that have these long gaps, as it could indicate that they were not seriously hurt or that they were hurt somewhere else from another scenario. Additionally, while at the hospital, do not forget to ask for receipts, doctor’s statements, test results, and an itemized list of what you were billed for. You should cross check this list with what your insurance policy will cover.
Interview eyewitnesses who may have seen the incident happen, like family members or friends who were over. You could also ask other victims if they wish to jin a class action lawsuit against the company to collectively sue for damages.
Take many pictures of the injuries that were sustained, as well as the chest and its location.
Do not throw away the item, return it to the store, try to fix it, hire someone to repair or bring it somewhere to be repaired, or do anything else that could possibly alter its state. The chest is the most important piece of evidence you have, and if you get rid of it or tamper with it, the company can claim that the evidence was marred and that there is no way of telling who was responsible.
You should copy any receipts you have that show that you bought the chest. You could produce bank or credit card statements, emails, paper documents, and more.
It is highly recommended that you reach out to a lawyer who can help you with your product liability claim.
Time Limit to File a Product Liability Claim against Noble House Home Furnishings
There statute of limitations is the time during which you can file a lawsuit for compensation if you were hurt due to the negligent action of a company. Product liability claims should be filed quickly so that the evidence is kept intact and does not get lost or corrupted.
There are a few scenarios in which the statute of limitations can be extended beyond the 2-year deadline. These scenarios include the following:
- Minors who were injured cannot legally sue, but can wait until they turn 18 years old before the statute of limitations beings counting down
- Victims who were left incapacitated do not have to worry about the statute counting down until they return to health or awareness
- Individuals who have witnessed the defendant leaving the state or cannot contact the defendant because he is out of the country can have the statute frozen until he returns
Many individuals simply fail to understand when the statute of limitations runs out. They often end up unaware of the time limit and miss out on their chance to sue. Our attorneys will ensure this does not happen with your claim
Earnings from a Product Liability Claim against Noble House Home Furnishings
The amount of compensation you can earn in a product liability lawsuit against Noble House Home Furnishings will be determined by the degree, severity, and impact of your injuries on your life and career, as well as on your level of responsibility in the incident. If the agent believes that you were mostly responsible and weren’t badly hurt, he likely won’t make a large offer. Our goal is to bring you every penny you deserve from the company, including:
- Medical expenses from the past and future
- Property damage for lost items
- Missed income from the past and future if you couldn’t work because of the incident, the injuries, or the ensuing medical treatment
- Pain and suffering damages for emotional trauma and anguish
You may owe a lot of money in medical bills and other debts, and the company should be held liable for your losses.
Why Choose Our Firm
The Downtown LA Law Group has a history of successfully securing large settlements for victims of defective products. We know the ins and outs of the law and fully dedicate ourselves to our clients and their cases. We are highly rated and always strive to win you the maximum settlement available under the law.
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To get started on your product liability claim against Noble House Home Furnishings for injuries suffered due to a defective drawer, cabinet, or dresser, call the Downtown LA Law Group today.