Product Defect News: IKEA sofa beds recalled!

The CPSC recalled 500 IKEA KARLSTAD sofa beds due to a federal mattress flammability standard violation.

Pennsylvania product liability lawyers-IKEA international home furnishings manufacturer recalls Karlstad sofa beds for fire hazard.

Conshohocken, PA–IKEA Home Furnishings has participated in a voluntary recall of approximately 500 units of sofa beds. IKEA is a furniture distributor based out of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. The recall was issued after federal regulators discovered the sofa beds posed a fire hazard. The seat cushions of the sofa bed, also used as a mattress, and the mattress violate the federal mattress flammability standard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) www.cpsc.gov announced the recall on August 27, 2009.

The item under federal recall is the IKEA KARLSTAD sofa bed. A label is attached to the bottom of the sofa bed frame with article number 801-215-12, supplier number 20789, and date stamps of 0845 to 0927. The mattress topper is not a part of the recall. A photo of the recalled product can be found on the CPSC website at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09331.html.

The sofa beds retailed for approximately $850 from November 2008 to July 2009. The recalled products were available for sale in IKEA stores across the U.S. The sofa beds were made in Mexico. No injuries related to the recalled units have been reported. The Montgomery County firm urges customers to stop using the recalled cushions and mattress. Contact the Returns and Exchange Department of your nearest IKEA location for free installation of replacement cushions and mattress. Consumers injured by the recalled units may be entitled to compensation for their damages. Questions regarding the recent recall may be directed to IKEA by phone at 888-966-4532 or by visiting their website at www.ikea-usa.com.

Staff writer for Pennsylvania product liability lawyers.

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