Ridgewood Recalls Four-Drawer Dressers Due to Tip-Over and Entrapment Hazards; Sold Exclusively at Kmart. Hazard: The recalled dressers are unstable and can tip over if not anchored to the wall, posing serious tip-over and entrapment hazards that can result in death or injuries to children.
Dangers of Unstable DressersThere are many dangers present with dressers that are not stable and can tip over if they are not fastened to the wall. You usually use the dressers to store clothing, while the tops of dressers can have knickknacks and trinkets, or larger items like picture frames and vases. The unstable dressers can tip over and cause the contents to fall and the weight of the entire piece of furniture to land on you.
Call (213) 389-3765 to set up a free, no obligation consultation to find out if you have a case.For example, if you are cleaning underneath the dresser or in front of it, the dresser could tip over and land on your back, causing extreme injuries like herniated discs and broken vertebrae. The dresser could also fall over onto your foot and break numerous bones, putting you out of commission and movement for a long time. If glass falls off the dresser, lacerations and cuts can also cause blood loss and infections. Children should be especially considered; they often run and play in all areas of the house and may even have the dressers in their rooms. A child is likely unable to push such a heavy dresser off himself without sustaining additional damages, and the weight of the item can crush him, even leading to death in some cases. It is important that you pay close attention to what dressers are located where in your home. If there is a Ridgewood dresser storing clothing in your child’s room or in a common area, it is wise to remove it.
How to File a Product Liability Claim against Ridgewood for Defective DressersIf you wish to file a product liability claim against Ridgewood because of injuries stemming from a defective Belmont dresser, you must be able to prove that there was a problem with the dresser. Product liability claims must have one of these three points proven:
- There was a design flaw with the product that prevented it from working as intended
- There was a manufacturing defect that caused a batch or group of items to be defective
- There were no hazard signs or warning symbols on the item or on the packaging to dissuade potentially dangerous use
Learn more about your options for compensation by calling (213) 389-3765.You should also not return the product to Ridgewood or to the store from which you purchased it. If you do, you will lose your key evidence and will not have any way to prove that it was defective. You should also take photos of your injuries and what may happen to the dresser if there is weight on it. You can record videos of the tip over and of the damages you received, as well. It is highly recommended that you hold on to all receipts, documentation, proof of purchases, bank statements, and more showing that you bought the dresser. It will benefit your claim if there is additional evidence to prove that you were the rightful owner of the dresser. If anyone else saw the incident happen or could attest to the defect and your injuries, you can add their testimonies and statements to the claim. Your lawsuit will be better served if you have more witnesses who can help you prove that you were a victim. Lastly, it is important for you to call a product liability lawyer who can handle your claim for you. If you have never taken any legal action before, you may not know what to do to file a lawsuit. With the assistance of an attorney with experience in the realm, you won’t have to worry about potentially messing up the claim or failing to provide evidence.
Compensation from a Product Liability Claim against RidgewoodProduct liability lawsuits are examples of personal injury claims, which can result in monetary compensation for damages caused by negligent behavior. Our attorneys will work around the clock to ensure that you are paid the following forms of restitution for your damages:
- Medical expenses and treatments from the past and future
- Loss of income if you could not go to work in the past or in the future due to recovery time or additional medical procedures
- Property damage for any personal items you owned that were destroyed or must be replaced
- Pain and suffering damages to cover emotional trauma and psychological stress that happened in the incident