Many people turn to online retailers when searching for stylish but affordable furniture. Buying furniture online, however, can prevent one from getting a look at the construction and deciding whether the product looks well-made. Consumers in Oklahoma and other states may purchase furniture online only to get it set up in their home and realize that it has flaws. Some platform beds have just been recalled due to the change of collapse, leading to injuries.
What consumers should know
The recalled platform beds were sold online through Wayfair, Walmart, and Overstock. The beds were available for purchase from July 2018 through Nov. 2023 and were manufactured by Home Design. The beds were available in twin, full, queen, and king sizes. Consumers can check the back of their headboard or the installation manual to see if the part number matches one of the recalled numbers.
The issue with the bed frame is that it may break, sag, or collapse during use. There have already been 36 injuries associated with the use of the recalled bed. Consumers who own this bed are encouraged to stop using it immediately. The manufacturer is offering free replacement slats that can be installed to remedy the problem.
What to do when injured by a defective product
Consumers are reasonable in expecting the products they buy to be safe for use. When a product is designed with flaws, the person using that product can be injured. Injuries related to product liability may provide cause for the consumer to seek compensation for their injuries. Oklahomans who’ve been injured in such a way can consult an attorney to understand their rights.