What's the Problem?
This recall affects Modavari Forrest Live Edge Benches, Model number LE6, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) .
The recalled benches have a solid wood top and 2 metal legs, CPSC said. The bench is 60 inches wide, 14 inches deep and 18 inches high. The wooden top is a natural finish and the leg color is gunmetal.
Affected benches were sold at Fred Meyer & Smith’s Marketplace Stores nationwide from December 2017 through March 2020 for about $300.
If you purchased a Modavari Forrest Live Edge Bench that is affected by this recall, you should stop using it immediately and contact Furniture Connexion Inc for a free a repair kit. This recall began on June 24, 2020.
"Sturdy Act" Aims to Prevent Furniture Tip-Over Deaths
A law that took effect in September 2023 is intended to prevent furniture from tipping over, which can lead to injuries and even death, particularly when small children or elderly people are involved.
According to the CPSC, furniture tip-overs caused 234 deaths from January 2000 to April 2022. Of these, 199 were children.
The so-called "Sturdy Act" requires furniture makers to implement new safety measures in order to ensure that clothing storage units like dressers are less likely to tip over. Manufacturers will now be required to run additional safety tests.
New furniture will be tested for stability, on carpeting, with loaded drawers, and by simulating the weight of children weighing up to 60 pounds climbing, pulling on and interacting with the furniture. As part of the Sturdy Act, manufacturers will have to provide an anchor kit with new furniture.
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Do I Have a Modavari Forrest Live Edge Bench Recall Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Modavari Forrest Live Edge Bench Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled Modavari Forrest Live Edge Bench, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.