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Lea Industries Recalls Lighted Night Stands Due to Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Lea lighted night stands

Hazard: The light fixture under the night stand can overheat and scorch carpet, posing a burn hazard. 

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Lea Industries toll-free at (888) 770-7116 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.leafurniture.com and click on "Safety" for more information.

Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Lea-Industries-Recalls-Lighted-Night-Stands/

Recall Details

Units: About 500 in the United States and 20 in Canada

Description: This recall involves lighted night stands sold in three different styles and finishes. The night stands are made of wood, have two drawers, a power strip on the back panel and a 20 watt halogen bulb on the underside of the bottom panel. Recalled models include: 244-421 Willow Run in a toffee finish, 245-421 Willow Run in a white finish and 237-420 Americana in a medium oak finish. They measure about 22 inches wide, 16 inches deep and 27 inches high. "Lea" and the model number are printed on a label on the back of the night stands. There are two touch buttons on either side of the side panels which operate the nightstand's lamp.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of the lighting fixtures underneath the night stands overheating and scorching carpets.  No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug the night stand light from the outlet and contact Lea Industries to arrange for a free repair and a $50 gift card. Only night stands with a light fixture are included in this recall.

Sold at: Furnitureland South and other major furniture stores nationwide and online at Hayneedle.com and others from March 2013 through April 2014 for about $350.

Importer: Lea Industries, of High Point, N.C. 

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/39713r-eng.php

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

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