Lea Industries, a leading manufacturer of children’s furniture, is voluntarily recalling over 59,000 beds in the U.S. and 4,200 in Canada. The recall involves the side rails on 34 different Lea children’s bed collections, including loft, bunk and panel styles in twin, full and queen sizes. The wooden beds were sold in various wood finishes and paint colors, including black or white. The beds have two side mattress support rails connecting the headboard to the footboard and slats or a Bunkie board to support the mattress.
The bed’s side mattress support rails can break, posing a fall hazard.
There have been 22 reports of incidents involving the recalled beds in the U.S. since 2009 and one in Canada. Two injuries were reported. In a 2009 incident in Madison, Wisconsin, an 11-year-old girl was placing a fitted sheet on the top bunk when the child, mattress and bed supports collapsed on her 6-year-old sister in the bed below. The 6 year old was treated at a hospital emergency department for a head injury involving a cut to her face.
The beds were sold at furniture stores and direct buy stores nationwide and online through Amazon, and other websites from August 2008 through March 2013. Prices ranged from between $400.00 and $3,000.00.
Consumers should immediately stop using the beds and contact Lea Industries to receive free replacement side rails for the beds.
The date code, rail item number and purchase order numbers are located on a white label on the inside of one of the side rails.
Date codes between August 2008 and March 2013, shown as 8-2008 through 3-2013, are included in this recall. Platform beds manufactured since 2010 are not included in this recall. Recalled bed names, item numbers and purchase order numbers can be found at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/Lea-Industries-Recalls-Childrens-Beds/#Remedy
Pictures of the beds can be found at www.leaindustries.com. For more information you can call Lea Industries at their toll-free number (888)770-7116. You can reach them Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.