Casa Kids Recalls Bunk Beds for Potential Fall Injuries
Casa Collection Design Group Inc. has recalled its Cabina Bunk Beds because the mattress can fall and the children in the bunk bed could suffer injuries. According to an alert posted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the screws that are supposed to secure the bed’s mattress foundation to the bed’s guardrails could come loose.
Details of the Recall
This could cause the mattress foundation to fall, posing an injury hazard to children who are in the bed. Casa Kids issued the recall after nine consumers reported that some of the screws that hold the bed’s foundation to the guardrails were spinning loose. So far, no injuries have been reported, but in one incident, the foundation on one lower bed dislodged from one of its two bed rails.
The recalled beds were sold online at casakids.com from April 2018 through November 2020 for about $1,500. They are labeled with the manufacturing dates of FEB 2018, JUNE 2018, MAY 2019, and DEC 2019. The company is asking that consumers stop using these recalled beds right away until they have inspected the beds to determine if the screws that hold the bed’s foundation to the guardrails are tightly in place. For more information, call Casa Kids at 718-694-0272.
Nursery Product Injuries
According to the most recent CPSC statistics, in 2018, there were about 59,000 emergency department treated injuries associated with nursery products among children 5 and younger. This translates to an injury rate of 298 per 100,000 children under the age of 5. High chairs, cribs, mattresses, infant carriers and strollers were associated with 66% of the injuries. Falls were the leading cause of injury, and the head, followed by the face, which was the body part that was injured most frequently. A diagnosis of internal organ injury, contusion/abrasion or laceration was associated with a majority of the injuries.
Product Liability Issues
Product manufacturers have a responsibility to make items that are safe for consumers. When they fail to do so, they can be held liable for the injuries, damages and losses their products cause. Injured victims can file a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer seeking compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, cost of rehabilitation, permanent injuries, disabilities and pain and suffering. An experienced product defect lawyer will be able to advise victims and their families regarding their legal rights and options.