The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has received several complaints regarding pop-up hampers springing loose and causing serious injuries to consumers. There are now concerns that consumers are at risk of severely injuring their eyes or losing an eye. The injuries can be very serious and consumers should take precaution when purchasing and using these hampers.
Unfortunately for consumers the trigger for such incidents has not been determined. Most pop-up hampers are made of mesh, nylon, and a wiring material. Tension forms from the mesh shredding too easily, and it causes the wiring system to become a hazard. The wire can pierce through the nylon and mesh and cause serious injuries. In Texas there has already been a case of a woman losing her eye to a stray wire as she opened the box carrying the brand new hamper. Other cases involve children loading the hamper with clothes only to end up with serious eye injuries from the defective hamper. In these cases, the consumer is simply using the hamper for its intended purpose. The results have been alarming.
In cases where pop-up hampers cause serious injuries to the consumer, anyone in the distribution chain is potentially liable for the damages. This means that the manufacturer and retailer may be liable to the consumer. Attorney Benny Agosto, Jr. represented a woman who lost an eye due to a defective pop-up hamper. If you or someone you know has suffered an injury due to a defective hamper, please call us at 713-396-3964.
Benny Agosto, Jr. is a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner in Houston, Texas. For over 65 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. For more information, please contact the office of Benny Agosto, Jr. at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Agosto, Aziz & Stogner, by letter at 800 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002, or by phone at 713-396-3964.