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Beds Sold by Costco and Amazon Recalled After Bed Crush Death
About 129,000 beds sold online by Costco, Amazon, and other retailers are being recalled after a series of bed crush accidents. The faulty furniture crushed one woman to death and injured at least 60 others. According to an alert posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on its website, the beds could potentially detach from the wall and fall on people, crushing them. A 79-year-old woman died in 2019 after a wall bed fell on her and injured her spine, the CPSC states. Other injuries reported by consumers include bruising.
Details of the Recall Linked to Bed Crush Incidents
The beds were sold by Costco, Amazon, Wayfair, and Cymax from June 2014 through March 2022 for between $1,650 and $2,200. The recall affects several models, including Nebula, PUR, Versatile, Edge, Cielo, Audrea, Lumina, Orion, and Novello Full and Queen Wall Beds. CPSC is urging consumers to stop using the products right away after the bed crush injury reports. Those who are unsure if their bed needs to be reinstalled can request and receive a free inspection. If the bed requires reinstallation, consumers are advised to use a professional installer. Bestar will reimburse for the installation cost, which could range from $170 to $207 for Above Top Shelf wall beds or $338 to $414 for Below Top Shelf wall beds. Consumers who are unable to find a quote within that range are asked to contact Bestar to get help in finding an installer. However, Bestar has said it will still reimburse consumers for “reasonable” reinstallation costs provided they can produce documentation.
Product Liability Issues
There is no question that these are dangerous products that could result in catastrophic or fatal injuries, regardless of the victims’ age. Product manufacturers have a responsibility to design and manufacture safe products for consumers. In this recall, at least one person was killed in a fatal bed crush accident, with 60 others injured in separate incidents. It is also interesting to note that the manufacturer waited nearly three years after the woman’s death to recall these products. Product manufacturers are required to issue prompt recalls of faulty products and notify consumers in a timely manner in order to prevent injuries and deaths. If you or a loved one has been injured using these or other products, it is important that you reach out to an experienced product defect lawyer to better understand your legal rights and options. Victims may be able to receive compensation for medical expenses and pain and suffering while families that lose loved ones may be able to seek compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Source: https://www.npr.org/2022/04/08/1091752697/wall-beds-recall-amazon-costco-bestar
Scott Ritsema is a California personal injury attorney with over 3 decades of experience representing injured plaintiffs throughout Southern California. A top-rated trial lawyer, Scott is also a partner at the law firm of Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP and has helped secure millions in verdicts & settlements. Scott has successfully taken on hundreds of cases and has had much success in and out of California courtrooms.
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