Ohio Product Liability and Consumer Safety Attorney investigating injuries related to defective deck chairs and the recent West Marine Chair Recall
Furniture accidents can result in serious injuries, and consumers have the right to hold manufacturers responsible. Defective deck chairs, beach chairs, folding chairs and other light seating defects have prompted many consumers and injured plaintiffs to reach out to product liability attorneys and file lawsuits following injuries.
Over 11,000 defective deck chairs sold by West Marine were recently recalled because of a design defect that increases an injury and fall risk. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the lock nut that connects the armrest to the chair may loosen, posing consumer fall and injury hazards. The recalled West Marine deck chair was sold from January 2018 through May 2019.
The folding deck chair has metal legs, wood armrests and blue straps, with the company’s “West Marine” logo printed on the armrest. The seat and back are colored in blue nylon fabric. Consumers should stop using the recalled West Marine chairs, and contact a product liability lawyer should any injury occur.
The Lyon Firm is dedicated to representing injured plaintiffs in consumer safety and design defect lawsuits. Joe Lyon has experience working with industry experts to determine the root cause of a furniture accident, and holds companies liable for a failure to warn and selling defective and dangerous products.
Children and elderly consumers are the most likely to suffer from defective furniture accidents. Tipping hazards and defective deck chairs can result in numerous injured, including head trauma, amputations, lacerations, bone fractures, and other serious injuries.
Folding chairs and deck chairs like those made by West Marine are meant to hold the weight of an average adult, though structural defects and improper testing can result in recalls and furniture accidents. Collapsing chairs are no laughing matter for some, and several product liability lawsuits have been settled to compensate for consumer injury.
Potential causes of furniture accident injuries and injuries related to defective deck chairs may include cheap materials, improper assembly, defective design, inadequate instructions, lack of warnings, and missing screws, bolts and nuts.
The West Marine deck chair recall is not the first issued by the company. They have a history of recalling defective chairs. In 2012, the company recalled 1,200 defective folding deck chairs that did not adhere to the stated weight capacity on the labeling. West Marine was alerted about six deck chair collapse incidents.
Ikea has also been a target in furniture defect lawsuits. In one recall, Ikea recalled over 33,000 folding beach chairs due to fall hazards, collapse and fingertip amputation risks.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to defective deck chairs, and have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, a furniture accident lawyer, and he will help you answer these critical questions.