On May 21, 2003, Lea Industries voluntarily recalled approximately 59,200 children's beds in the U.S. and 4,200 children's beds in Canada due to fall hazards. *Source: www.cpsc.gov
32 different Lea children's collections are affected, including loft, bunk and panel style beds in twin, full and queen sizes. For specific item numbers, visit www.cpsc.gov.
The support rails on the beds can break and cause children to fall from the bed. Since 2009, there have been 22 incident reports involving the recalled beds. In one incident, the support rails of a top bunk bed collapsed. As a result, the mattress and the 11-year-old girl, who was putting a sheet on the top bunk, fell on her 6-year-old sister in the bed below. The younger sister sustained a head injury.
The beds were sold at Direct Buy stores, furniture stores nationwide, and online at Amazon.com and other websites from August 2008 - March 2013. Consumers should immediately stop using the beds.
Often times, recalled products that cause accidents and injuries have some sort of defect. It could be a design defect or a manufacturing defect. Such defects that cause injuries often lead to products liability cases.
An injured consumer can sue the product manufacturer, designer or even retailer for his/her injuries and pain and suffering caused by the defective product.
Products liability cases are complicated and experts are often needed to examine the design or manufacturing defects in the product.
If you were injured by a recalled defective product, it is important you keep the product so that it can be inspected by qualified experts. Contact the Philadelphia, PA and NJ products liability lawyers at White and Williams LLP for a free initial, no obligation consultation @ 877.944.8396.