Recall: Lea Panel, Loft and Bunk Beds (Twin, Full and Queen)
On 2013-05-21, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Lea Panel, Loft and Bunk Beds (Twin, Full and Queen) due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2008 for about $400 to $3000.
About 60,000 units are involved in this Lea Industries bunk bed recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Twin, Full & Bunk Beds category in 2013.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 20 similar recalls,
involving about 600,000 product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (888) 770-7116
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What is the problem?
The bed's side mattress support rails can break, posing a fall hazard.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This 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. Item numbers and purchase order numbers included in this recall are listed below. The date code, rail item number and purchase order number 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 include:
|Item Number on Bed Rail||Bed Collection Name||Purchase Order Numbers|
|012-023, 012-024||Haley||IM92784 through IM94038 for all beds, except platform beds made since 2010|
|060-099, 060-975||Sponge Bob Surf Club|
|070-099||Lea Elite Zoe|
|134-099||Lea Elite Boutique|
|139-076, 139-099||Lea Elite Logan County|
|145-076, 145-099||Lea Elite Covington|
|147-076, 147-099||Lea Elite Hannah|
|148-076, 148-097, 148-099 149-076, 149-097, 149-099||Lea Elite Retreat|
|203-091, 203-094, 203-097||Jessica McClintock|
|207-963C, 207-963W||Bunks and Lofts|
|207-965C, 207-965W||Bunks and Lofts|
|228-091, 228-094, 228-097||Jessica McClintock-Cherry|
|237-076, 237-097, 237-099||Americana|
|302-076, 302-09C||Jackson Creek|
|342-064N, 342-076N||My Place-Maple|
|343-064N, 343-076N||The Getaway-White|
|590-076, 590-076B, 590-076C, 590-076M, 590-076W, 590-088B, 590-088C, 590-088M, 590-088W||My Style|
|711-076, 711-091, 711-097||Freetime|
|816-076, 816-091, 816-094, 816-097, 816-975||Lea Elite Classics|
|826-076, 826-091, 826-094, 826-097, 826-975||Lea Elite Crossover|
|846-091, 846-094, 846-097||Lea Elite Rhapsody|
|856-076, 856-091, 856-094, 856-097, 856-923, 856-924||Lea Elite Expressions|
|876-076, 876-091, 876-094, 876-097, 876-923, 876-924||Lea Elite Reflections|
|950-099, 950-939||Nick and Funtime|
|960-097, 960-099, 960-923, 960-924||Tweennick|
Note: The CPSC recall announcement indicates that "34 different Lea children's bed collections" are included, but only lists 33. If in doubt, please contact the manufacturer regarding your model.
Also Note: This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's recall announcement is available here: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2013/29293r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at Direct Buy stores and furniture stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com and various other websites from August 2008 through March 2013 for between $400 and $3,000.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the beds and contact Lea Industries to receive free replacement side rails for the beds.
Lea Industries; 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.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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