What's the Problem?
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission , this recall involves the Nebula, PUR, Versatile, Edge, Cielo, Audrea, Lumina, Orion and Novello Full and Queen Top Shelf Wall Beds.
"The recalled wall beds can detach from the wall and fall onto those nearby, posing serious impact and crush hazards," the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said. "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 recalled wall beds detaching and hitting consumers."
What is a Wall Bed?
Also known as a Murphy Bed, wall beds are a type of bed that is stored vertically against a wall when not in use. Recalled wall beds can also be folded into a closet or cabinet, depending on personal preferences.
Recalled wall beds are convenient because of their space-saving features and multi-functionality. However, there are still some disadvantages that should be considered when deciding whether to purchase a wall bed. You also need to consider the weight capacity of different recalled wall beds, too.
Wall Beds: Pros and Cons
What are some recalled wall beds pros and cons, and why aren’t wall beds that popular?
Wall bed pros include that they save space, are multi-functional, can blend in with the room when not in use, and can be used as a guest bed. Recalled wall beds cons include that they aren’t that durable, can be dangerous if not used properly, are relatively expensive compared to other types of beds, and can take up lots of wall space in a room.
History of the Wall Bed
According to Smithsonian Mag, the Murphy Bed was originally invented around 1900 in San Francisco, when William Lawrence Murphy “was falling for a young opera singer and courting customs at that time would not permit a lady to enter a gentleman’s bedroom. His invention allowed him to stow his bed in his closet, transforming his one-room apartment from a bedroom into a parlor.”
Murphy then formed the Murphy Bed Company and patented his “In-A-Door” bed in 1908. He never trademarked the name “Murphy Bed,” however.
Wall beds peaked in 1925 when the company moved its corporate headquarters to New York City.
Bed historian Robyn Einhorn of the Smithsonian in Washington says recalled wall beds became a status symbol—”People would move into these hotels in New York and they would have a suite which would include wall beds, so they could pick up the bed and have a parlor.“
What To Do if You Purchased a Recalled Wall Bed
The recalled Bestar wall beds were sold online from June 2014 through March 2022 for between $1,650 and $2,200. The firm is contacting all known purchasers directly.
If you purchased recalled wall beds, you should stop using it immediately and contact Bestar. Consumers who are uncertain whether their recalled wall bed requires reinstallation are entitled to a free inspection.
This recall began on April 7, 2022.
The CPSC Recall Number for the recalled wall beds is 23-739.
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