The chairs are part of two separate recalls.
The first recall was issued on September 6, 2018, after the manufacturer received three reports of injuries. The recall includes 1,100 TJX swivel bar stools sold in a beige, blue, and gray fabric. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the wooden joints on the stool can break causing a fall hazard.
The second recall was issued a week later after the Consumer Product Safety Commission received five reports of chairs breaking, including one injury. The recall includes 16,000 Jimco Outdoor Folding Bistro Chairs. The chair’s seat can break causing a fall injury.
The chairs were sold individually at TJ Maxx and Marshalls and in a set at Homegoods stores from January 2018- June 2018.
The CPSC urges anyone who purchased the recalled chairs to stop using them and call the store you purchased them from for a full refund.
Recovering compensation after an injury from a defective product
It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to make sure their products are safe for consumers. If someone is injured due to a defective product, a product liability claim may exist. A claim may be pursued to pay for damages caused by the defective product such as medical bills, missed time from work and pain and suffering.
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Source: Housebeautiful.com, “If You Bought These Chairs From HomeGoods, TJ Maxx, Or Marshall’s, Stop Using Them Immediately”