Lea Panel Children’s Bed Recall Issued After Collapses, Reports of Injuries

More than 63,000 Lea Panel loft and bunk beds have been recalled after at least 22 reports have been received of the bed’s side mattress support rails breaking, posing a fall hazard and causing at least one child to be hospitalized when the top bunk of a bunk bed collapsed.

The Lea Panel children’s bed recall was announced by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on May 21, impact 34 different models.

Among the nearly two dozen reports of problems with the Lea Panel beds is a 2009 incident from Madison, Wisconsin, where one of the bunk beds collapsed while an 11 year old girl was placing a fitted sheet on the top bunk. When the mattress and bed supports collapsed, a six year old girl on the lower bunk was severely injured, suffering a head injury and cut to her face that required emergency treatment.

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The recall includes loft, bunk, and panel style beds sold in queen, full, and twin sizes. The recalled children’s beds have date codes ranging between August 2008 and March 2013. The beds were sold in various wood finishes and colors including black and white and are equipped with two side mattress support rails that connect the headboard to the footboard and slats to supports the mattress.

The Lea Panel beds were manufactured in China and Vietnam and imported by Lea Industries of High Point, North Carolina where they were sold nationwide throughout the United States and Canada at direct buy and furniture stores including online at Amazon.com and other various websites from August 2008 through March 2013 for roughly $400 and $3,000.

Consumers have been urged to stop allowing their children to sleep on the recalled beds immediately and to contact Lea Industries at (888) 770-7116 or visit them online at www.leaindustries.com and navigate to the Recall link to learn how to receive free replacement side rails for the beds.


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