It is important for consumers to be familiar with the different layers of protections to help keep them safe and protect them when they have been harmed by a dangerous or defective product. Approximately 520 corner cabinet units were recently recalled due to tip-over and other hazards. The recalled cabinets weigh approximately 40 pounds and stand a little over 6 feet tall. Consumers can have the units picked up and receive a refund. The tip-over hazard associated with the cabinets can result in death or serious injuries to children, if the cabinets are not properly anchored.
The manufacturer of the cabinets has received one report of a tip-over incident injuring a child. Generally, tip-over hazards associated with heavy furniture are a significant product safety concern for children which is why products liability law is available to help victims. Products liability protections can hold manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers of a dangerous or defective product liable for the injuries and harm suffered by victims because of an unsafe product.
Dangerous or defective products can result in serious injuries and even death to victims which is why legal remedies can help victims of dangerous and defective products recover compensation for the harm they have suffered including medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. A products liability claim for damages can help victims take care of the physical, financial and emotional injuries suffered because of a hazardous or unsafe product.
Consumers have the right to be safe when using everyday products and to be safe from dangerous or defective products. Part of that includes victims and their families being familiar with the legal resources available to protect them and help them if harmed.