Kohl’s has issued a product defect recall for Sonoma Goods For Life Ultimate Oversized Antigravity Chairs because they could potentially break or even collapse when people sit in them.
According to an alert issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), about 31,000 of the chairs were sold at Kohl’s stores and online from January 2019 to June 2021 for about $240 each. But they are now being recalled after a spate of complaints.
The company has received 18 complaints about the chairs breaking, two of which came from users who sustained fall injuries.
Details of the Recall
The recalled chairs were sold in multiple colors. They have an aluminum frame, a fabric seat/back, and a removable head pillow. The tubes of the aluminum legs are square and there is a sewn-in tag on the fabric on the seat of the chair. Consumers who purchased these defective chairs can return them for a refund with a receipt or get store credit without a receipt. For more information, call Kohl’s at 855-564-5755.
Falling from a chair can cause more serious injuries than many people think. Thousands of injury victims are admitted to emergency rooms each year because of accidents suffered in falls, including falls from chairs. Damaged chairs could cause a variety of injuries including severed fingers, crushed body parts, and impact injuries such as broken hips and fractured tail bones, which could be extremely painful. Some injuries can cause lasting issues.
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 involved in the chain of distribution.
An experienced product defect lawyer who has successfully handled product liability claims against large manufacturers on behalf of injured victims can help advise injured victims and their families in such cases.