Family Dollar is recalling defective beach loungers because of a product fault that could cause injuries.
According to a recall notice posted on Jan. 26 on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website, the affected loungers could unexpectedly collapse and pose an injury hazard to fingers that could be caught in the metal folding joints. So far, no injuries have been reported as a result of the chairs’ faulty construction.
Recall of Defective Beach Loungers
The affected chairs have a white metal frame and either red or blue woven plastic fabric as the seating surface. The lounge chairs were sold with hangtags that were to be removed after purchase, which read “Outdoors by Design” on one side and “Distributed by Midwoods Brands” on the other side.
The defective beach loungers, which were made in China, were sold nationwide in Family Dollar stores between January 2019 and September 2021 for about $25 each. The retailer also sold items through its online channels at familydollar.com during that time. About 38,300 chairs were sold.
If you have one of these recalled beach chairs at home, please stop using it immediately. Consumers may return these defective beach loungers to a Family Dollar Store for a full refund. You don’t have to bring in the chair to get your refund. You can email Family Dollar for instructions to make the chair unusable. Once you can provide photographic evidence that you’ve done that, the company says it will provide a refund. For more information, call Family Dollar at 844-636-7687.
Product Liability Issues
Product manufacturers have a responsibility to produce items that are safe for consumers to use. When they fail to do so and the products cause injuries, consumers may be able to file a product liability lawsuit seeking compensation for the injuries, damages, and losses they have sustained. Victims in such cases may also be able to file a class-action lawsuit seeking damages. In cases where the injuries are not severe, a class action lawsuit is a good way to hold manufacturers of defective products accountable.
A product defect claim may involve a flaw that occurred during the manufacturing process. It may also involve a design flaw or a failure on the part of the manufacturer to warn consumers about the product’s inherent dangers. A product liability claim may be filed against a manufacturer, retailer, distributor, or other parties. An experienced product defect attorney will be able to advise injured victims and their families regarding their legal rights and options.