In the latest product case manufactured in China, a French retailer has pulled Chinese-made sofas from the market after people developed a chemical reaction from sitting on them. The culprit appears to be an excessive treatment of an anti-mold chemical. This follows arrests in the Chinese tainted milk case.
Retail giant Conforama withdrew the chairs after three years of sales after a doctor linked a painful rash to the chemical
Made by the Chinese company Link Wise, the sofas contained too much of an anti-mould substance and resulted in complaints from 400 customers seeking damages. Another 800 received refunds. This type of claim could involve both allegations of manufacturing defects and design defects as well as warning defects. In the United States, the company would be looking at certain liability.
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