A company is recalling thousands of Murphy beds because they can pose crush hazards. Dozens of injuries have already been reported.
The problem with Cyme Tech’s recalled Murphy beds is that they actually “can break or detach from the wall,” according to the recall warning on the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website. A unit can then pose “serious knock and crush hazards” if it falls onto someone nearby.
As of the recall date, there have been 146 reports of the issue, with the beds having “fallen or broken”. These resulted in 62 injuries ranging from bruises and concussions to broken bones and lacerations.
“If the bed is not properly assembled and/or secured to the wall, it could result in the bed detaching from the wall and falling, creating a tipping and entrapment hazard that could result in serious injury,” noted the company states in its announcement.
Therefore, customers who have bought the bed are advised to stop using it. Instead, they should contact the company to have their beds checked and repaired.
Overall, the recall affects around 8,200 full and queen-size Murphy beds. They came in different colors under the brand names Ivy Bronx, Orren Ellis, Stellar Home Furniture and Wade Logan and were sold online through various websites including Amazon, Wal-Mart, Overstock and Wayfair from February 2014 to May 2022.
“The models covered by the recall are part numbers S214 (double bed, vertically installed doors), S215 (queen bed, vertically installed doors), S234 (double bed, horizontally installed doors), S235 (queen bed, horizontally installed doors).” in the announcement.
Photos of the recalled Murphy beds are available on the CPSC website.
Customers can check receipts to determine if the bed they own is affected by the recall. If they don’t have it anymore, they can try going to the website they bought it from and look for the receipt there. The company is also contacting buyers of the beds.
Those who find their Murphy beds are affected by the recall should fill out the inspection and repair form here. Customers with questions about the recall can also contact the company at 1-833-408-0501.
https://www.ibtimes.com.au/recall-alert-murphy-beds-may-pose-crush-hazards-dozens-injuries-reported-1838165?utm_source=Public&utm_medium=Feed&utm_campaign=Distribution Murphy beds can pose crushing hazards; Dozens of injuries reported