On February 6, 2020, Rooms To Go issued a recall for their Patmos Chaise Lounge Chairs. According to the recall – recall number 20-717 – “the paint used on the chair’s metal frame contains levels of lead that exceed federal lead paint standard.” This is alarming because it is well known that lead is toxic if it ingested; in children, specifically, ingestion can result in severe health effects.
The recall affects roughly 385 units of the product. The affected chair is available in both brown and fray colors. It is covered by a woven synthetic all-weather/resin wicker and has an adjustable backrest. The dimensions of the chair are approximately 34 inches wide, 83 inches deep, and 11 inches high.
The chairs were sold in Florida Rooms To Go and Carl’s Patio stores as well as online via www.roomstogo.com; they were sold for prices ranging from $500 to $700 from March 2017 through April 2019.
All affected consumers are being urged to contact the manufacturer for a replacement.
Potential Harm that Consumers Could Suffer
Lead levels can build up in the body, resulting in severe health issues. Children under the age of six are most vulnerable to suffer lead poisoning and severe health issues because their bodies absorb lead much easier than others.
In children, lead poisoning could result in the following symptoms:
- Abdominal pain
- Developmental delays
- Hearing loss
- Learning difficulties
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
Adults, on the contrary, can experience the following:
- Abdominal pain
- High blood pressure
- Joint pain
- Memory and concentration issues
- Miscarriage, stillbirth, or premature birth (in pregnant women)
- Mood disorders
- Muscle pain
- Reduced sperm count (and abnormal sperm)
Lead can also affect babies while they are still in the womb. Exposure to lead this early in life can lead to the following:
- Low birth weight
- Premature births
- Slowed growth
Unfortunately, lead poisoning can be hard to detect until it is too late. Lead poisoning can be potentially fatal in children and adults alike. Although the greatest risk is affected brain development in children, both high levels of lead and extended exposure can lead to kidney damage as well as nervous system damage to children as well as adults.
What Should You Do?
Were you or a member of your family harmed as a result of the defective lounge chair recalled by Rooms To Go? Did you or your family suffer lead poisoning? If so, you might have grounds to sue, and there are a number of things that you could do to prepare to file a claim.
Consider the following recommendations:
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- Seek medical care as soon as possible
- Collect all relevant medical records
- Take photos of the affected party (it is possible for them to look sick)
- Contact the product manufacturer
File an incident report
Do not agree to a refund, replacement, repair, or return
- Gather any records of lost income associated with the incident
- Seek legal assistance with a product liability lawyer immediately
If you are in need of a product liability attorney, do not hesitate to contact the experts at our firm immediately. Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling all sorts of injury claims, including defective product claims. If you would like our experts to guide you through the legal process and fight for your right to recover the highest amount of compensation, do not hesitate to contact us today. We offer a Zero-Fee guarantee and work on contingency. If you are ready to discuss your right to sue with our attorneys, contact us today.
Earnings from a Product Liability Claim against Belkin
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- Medical bills and expenses from the past and future for surgery, hospitalization fees, medication, physical therapy, and more
- Lost wages if you were unable to work or could not return to work in the future
- Property damage to cover lost items and personal belongings
- Pain and suffering damages to account for emotional trauma, anxiety, PTSD, fear, and more
You should not be expected to foot the bill for all of these expenses if you were not responsible for the incident in the first place. A defective product claim can allow you to receive the compensation you need to pay for these damages.
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