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hammock-g98c17b6cc_640-e1656952435126Recently, RIO-branded swinging hammock chairs were recalled. When pins are not properly inserted, the chair’s legs can collapse such that the user is injured. Around 786,000 units of this type of hammock, which have black or gray metal frames and fabric seats, were recalled. If you have a hammock that is navy, gray, red or camouflage, you should check to see who the manufacturer is by looking below the pillow. The affected hammocks have “RIO” printed below the pillow. Only chairs with warning tags on the back of an armrest or backrest are included in a recall. You should call ShelterLogic Group, which makes the hammock, to receive instruction on verifying proper insertion pins. Additionally, if you were injured, you should call the experienced Chicago product liability lawyers of Moll Law Group.

Talk to Moll Law Group About Whether You Have a Claim

ShelterLogic Group owns RIO Brands, which makes the affected hammock chairs. The recall was prompted by ShelterLogic Group’s 24 reports of incidents that resulted in injuries like concussions, bruises, aches and pains, head lacerations, and abrasions sustained by consumers that fell while using the chair. If you sustained any of these or catastrophic injuries, you should consult our experienced lawyers about whether you can bring a product liability lawsuit. While the injuries reported so far in connection with these particular hammocks have been minor, more catastrophic injuries are associated with hammocks and swing chairs that result in falls.

Hammocks may be defective in terms of their design, manufacturing, or marketing. In the case of hammocks in which the pin is not properly inserted, it is likely there is a design or manufacturing flaw. Design flaws include errors in the specifications by which the product was made; these are flaws that occur in every unit of the product. Manufacturing errors are deviations from the specifications or plans for how the product should be put together. It is often necessary to retain an expert to take a look at the product and determine whether there is a design or manufacturing flaw and to testify in a product liability lawsuit.

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school-g843709daa_640In 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.

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woman-1845311_640-e1633453576734Fall Hazards with Antigravity Chairs

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently announced Kohl’s recall of SONOMA Goods For Life-branded Ultimate Oversized Antigravity Chairs. Kohl’s stores sold the chairs from January 2019- June 2021 for around $240. The chairs come in various colors. They are built with aluminum frames and legs, fabric backs, and removable head pillows fixed in place with Velcro. A tag is sewed into the fabric on the chair’s seat. Consumers were told to stop using recalled chairs and return them to the store. If you were injured in a fall due to an antigravity chair, you should discuss what happened with the experienced Chicago product liability attorneys of the Moll Law Group. Billions of dollars have been recovered in litigation with which we’ve been involved.

Fall Hazards Arising Out of Antigravity Chairs

Prior to the recall, there were 18 reports made to Kohl’s of the antigravity chairs breaking or collapsing. In two instances, users received minor injuries. As a consumer, you should stop using the recalled antigravity chairs immediately and bring them back to the store. If you have a receipt, you can get a full refund. You will get store credit if you don’t have a receipt.

Product Liability Lawsuits

If you were injured in an antigravity chair, you may be able to recover damages. Each state follows its own rules regarding which theories may be used to pursue damages. Product liability lawsuits tend to be complex, which is why it is critical to retain a lawyer with experience in this practice area.

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