According to a recall announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the side mattress support rails on certain panel, loft and bunk beds sold by Lea Industries can break, posing a fall hazard for small children. There have been 22 reports of incidents involving the recalled beds in the U.S. since 2009, according to the recall. 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 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 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.
According to the recall, consumers should immediately stop using the beds and contact Lea Industries to receive free replacement side rails for the beds. The specific recalled bed names, item numbers and purchase order numbers are listed at the CPSC’s wesbite.
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