Wall Bed Safety Recall
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission –Recall Alert
Release Date: April 7, 2022
Bestar Recalls Wall Beds Due to Serious Impact and Crush Hazards; One Adult Death Reported (Recall Alert)
Name of Product: Bestar Wall Beds
Hazard: The wall beds can detach from the wall and fall onto those nearby, posing serious impact and crush hazards.
Consumer Contact: Bestar toll-free at 888-912-8458 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, or email at [email protected] or online at https://www.bestar.com/wall-bed-recall or at www.bestar.com and click “WALL BED SAFETY RECALL” at top of page for more information.
Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Bestar, of Canada, are announcing the recall of about 129,000 wall beds due to serious impact and crushing hazards. In addition, Bestar sold about 53,000 in Canada.
In July 2018, a 79-year-old woman died after a Bestar wall bed fell on her, injuring her spine. Bestar has received reports of 60 additional incidents resulting in bruising and other injuries from the wall beds detaching and hitting consumers.
This recall involves the Nebula, PUR, Versatile, Edge, Cielo, Audrea, Lumina, Orion and Novello Full and Queen Wall Beds. The beds were sold online at Wayfair.com, Costco.com, Cymax.com and Amazon.com. The beds were sold from June 2014 through March 2022 for between $1,650 and $2,200. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled wall beds and consult the communication they received from Bestar. Consumers who are uncertain whether their wall bed needs to be reinstalled are entitled to a free inspection. If the bed requires reinstallation, consumers are advised to use a professional installer. Bestar will reimburse consumers for the reinstallation cost and expects that cost to range from $170 – $207 for Above Top Shelf wall beds or $338 – $414 for Below Top Shelf wall beds. Consumers who are unable to find a quote within that range should contact Bestar to receive assistance in finding an installer. Consumers who are nonetheless unable to find someone within that range will be reimbursed for reasonable costs outside of it, provided they can provide documentation.
Note: Health Canada’s press release is at: https://recalls-rappels.canada.ca/en/alert-recall/bestar-wall-beds-recalled-due-tip-over-and-entrapment-hazardsTo read our letter to wall bed owners, click here.
|Recalled Wall Beds|
|Above Top Shelf Models|
|Below Top Shelf|
|85184||Lumina Queen w/Desk|
|85183||Lumina w Desk|
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If you have any questions or prefer to request your hardware kit by phone, please call our dedicated support line at 1-888-912-8458, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.
What is a qualified person?
A qualified person is someone with the skills and tools necessary to locate wall studs, identify the type of wall structure (wood, metal, masonry, or other), and install screws correctly to the wall structure. Skills and tools include an electronic stud finder, drill motor and bits, screwdriver, and the ability to correctly use these tools.
To request a reimbursement for your inspection and/or reinstallation services, please email a copy of your paid invoice showing the name and contact information of the professional who provided the inspection and/or installation services along with a detailed description of the work done to [email protected]. Please include your contact information in the email.