Consumers who purchased entertainment center model names Arts and Crafts, Vineyard Manor, Lake Cottage, Studio One, West Indies and Plantation Cove were not aware that their $1500. plus purchase posed a risk for injury and property damage until recently. The models were sold at Value City Furniture, Rooms Today and American Signature Furniture stores from late 2002 through end of 2009.
Since then, four adverse events reports were filed, including a child whose fingers were hit by a falling shelf, an adult who had to receive stitches in their mouth and two other parties who experienced property damage- all following the fall of a shelf on the entertainment center.
The centers’ shelves can detach falling onto people or releasing objects on the center into the air or floor such as a T.V.
Each year, thousands of products are called after the reach the mainstream consumer market. Unfortunately, defects in products may not be discovered until someone suffers serious injury. For this reason, it is important to read instruction manuals provided with products where you can find a list of the identified risks associated with the product. It is also wise to visit the manufacturer’s website from to time to time to see if the product has been recalled following your purchase. This may appear to be a tedious task. However, doing so can help you to avoid unnecessary risks.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective product, contact Burton Padove at 219-836-2200.