U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Communications has issued a recall for Lea Industries Lighted Night Stands due to a burn hazard. The recall number is 14-252.
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. The light fixture under the night stand can overheat and scorch carpet, posing a burn hazard. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. The product can be repaired.
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.
The firm has received three reports of the lighting fixtures underneath the night stands overheating and scorching carpets. No injuries have been reported.
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.
The product was Furniture land South and other major furniture stores nationwide and online at Hayneedle.com and others from March 2013 through April 2014 for about $350.