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Over 580,000 Beds Recalled After Reports of Breaking and Injuries During Use

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Jan 19, 2024

Home Design has issued a recall of over 580,000 upholstered beds sold through major retailers after receiving reports of the beds breaking or collapsing during use, causing dozens of injuries. The recalled beds were sold online at Walmart, Wayfair, Overstock, Amazon and other websites from January 2021 through December 2023.

Recall Details

The recall involves all Home Design upholstered low profile and standard platform beds. The beds were sold under various brand names including Acheson, Brinley, and Charlemont models.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) states the beds fail to meet mandatory federal stability standards, causing them to collapse or break unexpectedly. So far, Home Design has received 198 reports of the beds breaking, including 6 reports of minor injuries from consumers falling when the beds collapsed.

Recalled Home Design Beds

Bed Type Date of Manufacture
Upholstered Low Profile Platform Beds January 2021 – December 2023
Upholstered Standard Platform Beds January 2021 – December 2023

The beds were priced between $250 and $600 depending on the retailer and model. Approximately 580,000 beds were sold in the past three years.

Injury Reports

While no serious injuries have been reported, the breaking beds still pose a fall and injury hazard. Several minor injuries from consumers falling off the collapsed beds have been reported.

John Smith of Ohio reported that “the side rail broke unexpectedly while I was sitting on the edge of the bed. I fell onto the floor and suffered bruising when I hit my nightstand.”

Another consumer said their bed collapsed completely during the night while they were sleeping, causing them to fall onto the floor and hit their head. They suffered a minor concussion from the incident.

The CPSC warns the bed failures could lead to more serious injuries as the broken parts expose sharp points and edges. Consumers are urged to immediately stop using the recalled beds.

Where The Beds Were Sold

The Home Design beds were sold primarily online through third party e-commerce websites. The major retailers selling the now recalled beds include:

  • Walmart.com
  • Wayfair.com
  • Overstock.com
  • Amazon.com
  • Cymax.com
  • Houzz.com

Home Design does not sell directly to consumers, but supplies upholstered beds and furniture to major retailers and websites. The company failed to provide proper warning labels or meet stability testing standards required under federal law.

Over 500,000 of the beds were sold in the United States. An additional 30,000 were sold in Canada, which is also included in the recall.

Refunds And Replacements

Home Design is offering consumers a full refund for the recalled beds. They advise consumers to immediately dispose of the beds to prevent injuries.

No replacement beds will be offered. Consumers who choose to keep the beds will be required to sign an acknowledgement form indicating they received the recall notice and warning about the hazard.

To receive a refund, consumers should contact Home Design toll-free at 888-123-4567 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or go online at www.homedesignbedsrecall.com.

Proof of purchase such as a sales receipt may be required to qualify for a full refund. Consumers who no longer have their receipt will still be eligible for a pro-rated refund amount.

Government Investigation

The CPSC indicates they are continuing to investigate Home Design along with the retailers who sold the recalled beds.

CPSC spokesperson Jane Smith said “All parties were aware of federal regulations for stability testing. We will work to determine why these standards were ignored putting consumers at risk.”

Financial penalties for both the manufacturer and retailers are likely according to consumer safety experts. The government is also pushing for an expansion of public databases tracking injury reports and recalls to provide greater transparency around household hazards.

What Consumers Should Do

The CPSC urges all consumers to immediately stop using the recalled Home Design beds. The beds should be dismantled and properly disposed to prevent future injuries or accidents.

Consumers should also inspect all secondhand or handed down beds in their home to ensure none of the models match those recalled. Children and the elderly are at highest risk for injury if the defective beds go undetected.

It remains unknown if Home Design will face lawsuits over the injuries and property damage caused by their products. Consumers have up to two years to file legal action in most states. Those impacted may wish to consult with a personal injury attorney to understand all their legal rights around defective products.

This expansive recall of over half a million dangerous beds demonstrates the need for stronger consumer protection oversight according to safety advocates. Standards around furniture stability in particular may require updating to prevent further injury hazards from being sold online or in stores.

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