On May 9, 2019, South Shore Furniture
recalled their Libra style 3-drawer chests
. The recall has affected at least 310,000 units. According to the recall, number 19-116, the recalled drawer chests are unstable when they are not anchored to the wall. Because of the instability, the drawer chest can tip over and pose an entrapment hazard to children
(the hazard could cause injuries or death).
According to the recall, there have been at least two reports of the drawer chests tipping over. In one case, the child suffered bruises on his leg and a number of scratches. In another case, a two-year old child died after the unanchored drawer chest tipped over.
The recall includes all the following model numbers (and colors for easier identification):
Any chests with model numbers matching the numbers listed above but ending in A, B, C, D, or E are also included in the recalled products.
- 3046033 in Royal Cherry
- 3070033 in Black
- 3070223 in Black
- 3159033 in Chocolate
- 3159223 in Chocolate
- 3050033 in White
- 3050223 in White
- 3113033 in Natural Maple
- 10430 in Soft Gray
- 10433 in Gray Oak
- 10680 in Country Pine
- 10682 in Rustic Oak
The recalled drawer chests were sold primarily online through Walmart.com, Target.com, and Amazon.com
for approximately $60 each. The drawers were available for purchase from October 2009 to July 2018.
Without a doubt, the recall offers a remedy. Primarily, consumers should stop using the recalled chests and place it in an area without child-access. The recall suggests that consumers contact South Shore Furniture
for (1) a full refund, (2) packaging and prepaid shipping labels to return the drawer slides for a full refund, or (3) a free tip-over prevention/restraint kit with free in-home installation.
If you and your family – especially your children – were unaffected by the recalled drawer chest, it is okay for you to follow the recommendations established in the recall
. However, following the recommendations suggested by the recall could be counterproductive; therefore, you must ensure that you take the appropriate actions.
If a member of your family, your innocent child, suffered injuries or lost his or her life because of a defective product
, you should pursue legal action. You have the right to pursue a product liability claim; you might also have the right to recover compensation. After being affected by a defective product, such as the recalled drawer chests, you should seek legal assistance to learn more about your right to take legal action.
Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm
with many years of experience handling a variety of claims. Our firm has successfully handled a number of defective product claims
and helped victims and their families recover the compensation that is rightfully theirs. If you would like to learn more about your right to file a claim after you and your family were affected by a defective product, do not hesitate to contact our law firm for the guidance that you need to start your claim.
Understanding the Hazard
How dangerous is the hazard present in the defective drawer chests? Children are prone to climbing on drawers or pulling themselves from these drawer chests. Most people do not anchor their drawer chests to the wall – because we do not consider the possibility of something as terrible as a drawer chest tipping over and trapping a child. Unfortunately, drawer chests tipping over and trapping children is a reality. Children could suffer a variety of injuries
, some of which can even be fatal. Without a doubt, you never expected the drawer chest to tip over and harm your child. If you would have known that could happen, you would have taken precaution. Did your child suffer injuries or die due to the defective South Shore drawer chest? Did your child suffer injuries or die as a result of any defective product? If so, you must explore the possibility of pursuing a defective product claim.
Your Right to Sue
Do you have the right to take action after your child was harmed by a defective product? Without a doubt, you have the right to take action after your child was harmed after being exposed to a defective product. Companies have the duty of ensuring that their products are safe to use prior to making them available for consumers. All products must go through rigorous inspections prior to being released to the public. Companies must identify and address any potential hazards prior to making the products available to the public. When they fail to take the necessary caution to identify any hazards that could put their consumers at risk of suffering injuries or even losing their lives, they could be held accountable. Undeniably, you have the right to sue. If you would like to learn more about your right to sue, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible.
Your Right to Receive Compensation
If your product liability claim
reaches a successful outcome, you will likely be eligible to recover at least some sort of compensation. Without a doubt, monetary compensation cannot reverse the harm caused by the defective product – it won’t mend your child’s injuries or bring your child back to life. What type of compensation could you receive?
Some of the compensation that you might be eligible to receive is likely to include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages
If you would like to learn more about the type and amount of compensation that you might be eligible to receive, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group as soon as possible. Our lawyers have many years of experience handling defective product claims and helping victims and their families recover the compensation that they deserve. If you are interested in recovering the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim, you could trust the lawyers at Downtown L.A. Law Group.
What Should You Do?
What should you do after your child was harmed due to a defective product? What can you do? Without a doubt, you can pursue a claim; however, you have to ensure that you act appropriately immediately after the incident to preserve your right to take action against the party liable for the harm suffered.
Most importantly, you should never accept a refund for the product. Never agree to send the defective product back to the company. Never allow the company to send a representative for a repair or to alter the defective product in any way.
You should do all of the following:
- Take photos of the defective drawer chest while it is still tipped over.
- Take photos of any injuries suffered by your child.
- Contact the company to inform them of the incident
- Gather proof of purchase of the defective product
- Stop using the recalled product and place it somewhere secure where no other children could access it and potentially be hurt
- Ensure that a medical professional connects your child’s injuries to the defective product.
- Gather any evidence that you believe might support your claim
- Seek the guidance of a legal professional
Unfortunately, many people lose their right to take action after being affected by a defective product because they fail to take action appropriately. If you would like to know more about what you should do after your child was harmed by a defective drawer chest, do not hesitate to contact our experts as soon as possible. We are ready to provide you with the legal assistance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
Did your child suffer injuries or lose his or her life due to the defective drawer chest? Whether your child suffered injuries or died as a result a drawer chest tipping over, you could pursue a claim. Are you interested in the possibility of filing a claim? Would you like to fight for your rights after you or your child were harmed by a defective product? If so, it is essential that you seek legal assistance with the product liability experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group
. Downtown L.A. Law Group
is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling a variety of claims. Our lawyers have successfully handled product liability claims and ensured that victims and their families are rightfully compensated. Would you like our experts to provide you with the guidance that you need to pursue your claim? If so, you should contact our firm at your earliest convenience.
At Downtown L.A. Law Group
, we are dedicated to ensuring that our clients have access to the legal representation that they need to sue the parties liable for the harm suffered. To ensure that all victims of defective products have access to legal assistance, our law firm offers both free consultations and free second opinions, during which our experts will provide you with all the information that you need. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our lawyers will answer all your questions and address all your concerns – allowing you to start or continue your claim against the liable party. Are you interested in how you could benefit from our free consultations or free second opinions? If so, do not hesitate to contact our law firm and schedule a free consultation or a free second opinion; we are ready to provide you with the legal assistance that you need for your claim.
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