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Product recall: three items sold nationwide can cause injuries

Some consumers in Billings, Montana, are discriminating whenever they buy equipment, gadgets and toys for their children. Knowing the hazards of a product enables the consumer to use it properly and prevent injuries. However, that's not always the case. Even the "trusted brands" that consumers have been buying for years sometimes make mistakes and place products on the market that are defective or otherwise have injured consumers. There have been numerous cases of products sold nationwide and then later recalled due to hazards that could cause injuries to consumers.

Manufacturers of three different products recently have identified products for recall due to equipment defects that pose risks to the public. The first product is the Butterfly and Shell Lamp manufactured by Angel's Touch Collections. These lamps were exclusively distributed at Cracker Barrel Stores from November 2012 to February 2013. Based on the recall, the base of the lamp has exposed wiring, which could cause shock and even result in fire.

Parents who bought remote-controlled, 3-channel helicopters from Toys R Us from September 2012 to January 2013 need to know that these toys are being recalled due to fire and burn hazards. The batteries of the product can easily overheat and might cause serious injuries to consumers.

Hammocks are perfect for outdoor trips in the summer. But before using these, consumers may need to check if it was manufactured by H-E-B, as the manufacturer is recalling the Outdoor Solutions Hammock with Sunshade. According to the manufacturer, the seam in the lounge of the hammock is prone to tear, which can cause fall injuries.

Consumers who respond to this product recall may get a full refund. However, manufacturers should be more careful when it comes to the quality of their products rather than pushing for higher profits. Failure to do so can lead to product liability claims if the product causes injury or death to consumers.

Here in Billings, Montana, local residents who sustain injuries due to defective products may also file a claim under the product liability law. A personal injury claim can help injured consumers to obtain awards and damages needed for recovery.

Source: Huntingtonnews.net, "Recalls this week: hammock and sunshade, remote-controlled helicopters, and other product recalls," July 3, 2013

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