HIGH POINT, NC - A $350 birch veneer and solid rubberwood night stand made in Viet Nam for Lea Industries has been recalled by the Consumer Products Safety Commission. Lea is part of La-Z-Boy Industries.
About 500 of the two-drawer night stands were sold in the U.S., and another 20 in Canada. They feature a power strip on the back panel and a 20 watt halogen bulb on the underside of the bottom panel. Lea Industries has received three reports of the lighting fixtures underneath the night stands overheating and scorching carpets - but no injuries.
The recall, though relatively small in numbers, may complicate La-Z-Boy's efforts to market the business. In April La-Z-Boy said it planned to sell Lea Industries, while it moved its struggling casegoods production offshore.
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. Catalog pages describe the finishes as "lead free," and with full extension metal drawer guides and English Dovetail drawer construction.
The children's furniture piece measures about 22 inches wide, 16 inches deep and 27 inches high, CPSC said in its recall notice, with "Lea" and the model number printed on a label on the back. Touch buttons on either of the side panels operate the nightstand's lamp.
Consumers who call (888) 770-7116 to contact Lea Industries, based in High Point, NC, can arrange for a free repair and a $50 gift card. Only night stands with a light fixture are being recalled. The night stands were sold at Furnitureland South and other major furniture stores nationwide and online at Hayneedle.com between March 2013 through April 2014. Online at www.leafurniture.com, click on "Safety" for more information about recalls, which also include bunk bed rail and bookcase gap notices.
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