When you think of household hazards, your bed probably doesn’t come to mind. But like any other piece of faulty furniture, defective beds can cause serious injuries and even death. In April 2022, a recall was issued for around 129,000 wall beds after one fell and killed a 79-year-old woman. And that was far from an isolated recall. In just the past two years, over a million beds and bed frame units in the U.S. have been recalled for dangerous defects.
Major Defective Bed Recalls
Defective furniture recalls happen for a variety of reasons, from suffocation dangers to fall hazards to high levels of lead paint. Below are just some of the recent major recalls of faulty beds and bed accessories.
- Bestar Wall Bed Recall
About 129,000 defective wall beds were recalled due to a risk of the beds detaching and falling on people. These beds were sold online by Costco, Amazon, Wayfair, and other retailers. One person died and others reported injuries in 60 separate Bestar wall bed accidents.
- Longwood Forest Angel Line Bunk Bed Recall
The Angel Line recall affected nearly 40,000 bunk beds that posed strangulation and entrapment hazards. The bunk bed recall came after a two-year-old died in an unsafe gap between the angled ladder and the bed frame.
- Essential Medical Supply and Drive DeVilbiss Adult Portable Bed Rail Recalls
Two recalls were issued after several people were trapped in portable bed rails and died. About 272,000 Essential Medical Supply bed rails and 496,100 Drive DeVilbiss bed rails were recalled for creating serious entrapment dangers and risks of asphyxiation.
- Global Home Imports Platform Bed Frame Recall
The Global Home Imports defective bed frame recall affected about 82,000 products. Specifically, the HR Platform Frame could potentially collapse, creating a crush hazard resulting in severe injury or death.
- Zinus Bunk Bed Recall
About 26,000 defective bunk beds were recalled due to fall and injury dangers. The metal welds could come apart, causing the upper bunk to collapse and potentially crush anyone underneath.
Defective Bed Injury Lawsuits
Manufacturers are responsible for ensuring that their products are reasonably safe. If a product contains a design or manufacturing flaw, the company may be liable for injuries and deaths that occur as a result. While a recall doesn’t automatically prove liability, it may be used as evidence to help determine that a product is defective.
Furniture accidents can be serious–resulting in broken bones, joint problems, neurological issues, and even death from spinal injury, brain damage, or suffocation. If you’ve been injured by an unsafe bed or another piece of defective furniture, you may be entitled to compensation.
Massachusetts Furniture Injury Lawyers
The experienced personal injury and product liability attorneys at Altman & Altman LLP will work to protect your rights in a defective furniture case. We can help you seek compensation for medical bills, missed days of work, lost earning potential, and any other damages you may have suffered.
At Altman & Altman LLP, we believe that companies should be held accountable for injuries caused by their defective products. Contact us today for a free consultation on your furniture injury case.