On February 23, 2022, TJX issued a recall for their Festive Lights Hanukkah Menorahs. According to the recall, number 22-086, the menorahs can burn or catch fire when holding lit candles; this, of course, represents a fire hazard. The recall has affected approximately 7,900 units of the product.
The recall includes the resin and medium-density fiberboard (MFD) menorahs; they have inserts for nine candles. The menorahs were sold in the following shapes/styles:
- Rainbow platform
The menorahs came with a white hangtag with the text “Festive Lights Hanukkah Menorah” and an image of a blue/silver menorah.
The recall includes the menorahs with the following style numbers:
The style numbers can be found printed on a label on the bottom of the product.
According to the recall, there have been at least three reports of the menorahs burning or catching on fire, although no injuries or property damage have been reported.
The menorahs were sold at Marshalls, HomeGoods, and Homesense stores around the U.S. from November 2021 to January 2022. They were sold for prices ranging from $8 to $15.
The company has urged consumers to stop using the menorahs and return them to a store for either a full refund or store credit. Of course, if you or your family was affected by the defective menorahs, a refund is simply not enough. Rather than returning the product for a refund, you should seek legal assistance immediately – you might have grounds to sue.
A defective menorah that poses a fire risk could result in a number of injuries, some of which could include the following:
- Burn injuries ranging in degree (first-degree, second-degree, third-degree, etc.)
- Smoke inhalation injuries
- Respiratory injuries
In addition, significant property damage is also possible.
Steps to Take after being Injured by a Defective Menorah
If you or a member of your family suffered any harm because of a defective menorah that caught fire while holding lit candles, it is important that you follow the appropriate steps to ensure that you can file an injury claim. Consider the following recommendations:
- Stop using the defective product – keep it in a safe place, as is, and do not tamper with it in any way
- Photograph all visible injuries
- Photograph any visible property damage
- Seek medical care as soon as possible
- Speak to witnesses and collect their contact information
- Identify/gather any video footage that might have captured the incident
- Gather all medical records
- Gather records of property damage
- Gather records of lost earnings
- Seek legal assistance with a defective product attorney as soon as possible
Your Legal Options
If you were harmed by a defective product, you could file a defective product injury claim against the product manufacturer based on product liability law. Based on product liability law, you could sue for the harm that you suffered due to a defect in design, labeling, or manufacturing. Of course, you could file a product liability lawsuit on your own; however, you could also participate in a class action lawsuit.
Can I file a class action lawsuit? Is there a class action lawsuit? Although there is still no class action lawsuit, you could file one. How can I join or be a part of a class action lawsuit on this case? With the help of a recall lawyer experienced in product liability law class action claims, you can participate in a class action claim – typically, participating is as easy as opting in or opting out.
Will you file a class action claim or a mass torts claim? The specific type of claim pursued will be based on the specific details of your claim. Your class action lawyer will help you determine this.
For more information about your legal options, contact the experts here at our law firm immediately.
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