When a Montana resident purchases a product, they make that purchase with the hope that it will function properly. In some cases, products may be defective or not work as well as hoped and are considered nothing more than an inconvenience or disappointment. However, some defects could lead to certain items becoming dangerous products if the problem results in consumers suffering serious injuries due to use of the products.
Walmart has conducted a recall of a card table and chairs set that could pose serious safety hazards to users. According to reports, the chairs could be considered unstable as there have been claims of them collapsing unexpectedly. These unexpected collapses can result in serious injuries, notably to the fingers.
At this time, there have been at least 10 reports of injuries having been sustained after use of the product. The injuries reported include: finger amputation, fingertip amputation, finger sprains and one back injury. The product was sold from May to November of 2013 and use of the product should cease immediately to avoid potential injuries.
Learning of possible dangerous products can leave many consumers feeling wary about their purchases. As this case shows, such products can lead to very serious injuries that can have lasting effects on a person’s life. If a Montana resident believes they were injured from use of this product or another possibly defective product, they may wish to look into state product liability laws to determine whether they could possibly be entitled to compensation for medical bills or other permitted damages.
Source: NBC News, Wal-Mart recalls card table, chair sets after finger amputations, No author, Jan. 2, 2014