In April of this year, AmazonBasics school classroom stack chairs were recalled. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the weld on the chair’s frame may fail and present risks of falling. If your child was injured while using an AmazonBasics stack chair, you should call the experienced product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group. We are dedicated to consumers’ rights, and billions have been recovered in cases with which we’ve been involved.
Consult Moll Law Group About Falls from Defective Chairs
The AmazonBasics School Classroom stack chairs that present fall hazards are made of durable plastic with chrome-plated legs. Recommended for kids ages 3 -6 who weigh no more than 190 pounds, these chairs are stackable and sold in sets of six with red, purple, blue, yellow, lime green and pink. They measure 17 inches long and 15 inches wide and 26 inches high. If you have one of the recalled chairs, you may be entitled to a refund.
Around 22,400 units were sold online at Amazon.com between January 2019 – January 2022 for $128 -$190. There have been 55 consumer reports of the chairs breaking.
While no injuries have been reported as of yet, if you have one of the recalled AmazonBasics chairs, you should stop using it and you should contact Amazon to learn of how to get rid of the chair and receive a full refund. If Amazon knows of your purchase, it should contact you directly.
What if your child is injured because of a defective chair? When a child is injured as the result of a product geared towards children, parents may be filled with uncertainty about what their legal recourse is. Manufacturers should be held accountable for dangerous products, whether those products are dangerous because of their defective design, manufacturing, or marketing. The failure in the weld of the AmazonBasics chairs is suggestive of a manufacturing or design defect.
Product liability lawsuits may be brought under a theory of strict liability, negligence, or breach of warranty. In most cases, strict liability is the theory most favorable to plaintiffs because it requires proof that: (1) there was a defect and (2) the defect caused injuries. In these cases, plaintiffs do not have to prove that a manufacturer’s conduct fell below a particular standard of care as they would need to do in a case arising out of negligence.
Falls from defective chairs can result in contusions, broken bones, sprains, soft tissue injuries, and more serious injuries. Damages that may be recovered in a successful liability lawsuit brought on behalf of a child may include medical expenses, rehabilitation, medication, medical equipment, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, and mental anguish.
Consult a Seasoned Product Liability Lawyer
If your child was injured due to a fall from an AmazonBasic stack chair or other children’s chair, it is important to seek knowledgeable legal counsel. You should talk to the experienced Chicago-based product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group about what happened and the viability of a claim. Our firm is dedicated to serving consumers and their families around the country. Please complete our online form or give us a call at 312.462.1700.