Lea Industries Recalls Children's Beds Due to Fall HazardMay 22, 2013
Lea Industries has voluntarily recalled 34 different children’s bed collections, including loft, bunk and panel styles, in the sizes of twin, full and queen. The beds were made of wood and sold in various finishes, with painted-on colors, including black or white.
The reason for the recall, as noted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is that the side mattress support rails can break, posing a fall hazard.
About 59,200 units were sold in the U.S., the CPSC noted.
Since 2009, there have been 22 reported incidents in the U.S. involving the recalled beds, reported ClickOrlando.com, which added that, in 2009, a 6-year-old girl received a head injury after the top mattress of a bunk bed fell on top of her.
The beds have two side mattress support rails connecting the headboard to the footboard and slats or a Bunkie board to support the mattress. Platform beds manufactured since 2010 are not included in this recall.
According to the CPSC, consumers should contact Lea Industries for a replacement. The company can be reached toll-free at (888) 770-7116, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., ET, Monday through Friday, or online at www.leaindustries.com and click on Recall for more information.