A recall report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has revealed that Lea Industries has issued a recall for 59,000 children’s beds in the United States and 4,200 in Canada. The beds have side mattress support rails that can break and result in a child falling.
The support rails connect the headboard to the footboard, and further, support the mattress slats on which the mattress rests. If the rails break, the support beneath the mattress could collapse, injuring the child lying on it. Additionally, more hazards are present for bunk beds, as anyone on the mattress below can be seriously injured when the mattress support above collapses.
In total, 34 different bed collections from Lea Industries are affected by the recall. This includes lofts, bunks, and panel styles in full, twin, and queen sizes, with models sold in various paint colors and wood finishes. Beds with date codes from August 2008 through March 2013 are included in the recall. The date code, rail item number, and purchase order number are found on a white label on the inside of the side rail. Bed collections included in the recall are:
- Sponge Bob Surf Club
- Lea Elite Zoe
- Home Town
- Lea Elite Boutique, Logan County, Covington, Hannah, Retreat, Classics, Crossover, Rhapsody, Expressions, Reflections
- Jessica McClintock Normal and Cherry
- Bunks and Lofts
- Jackson Creek
- My Place-Maple
- The Getaway-White
- My Style
- Emma’s Treasures
- Deer Run
- Nick and Funtime
So far, 22 incidents have been reported to Lea Industries, including two injuries related to bed collapses.
The beds were sold at furniture stores throughout the nation and online at various websites including Amazon from August 2008 through March 2013 for between $400 and $3,000.
Lea Industries can be contacted by calling (888) 770-7116 or via the information found at www.leaindustries.com. Owners of the bed have been advised to stop using the beds until they receive free side rail replacements.
If you have been injured and believe a defective product was the cause, contact a product liability lawyer in New Jersey at Blume Forte to learn more about your legal rights through a no-cost consultation. Call us at (973) 635-5400 for more information.