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Safety Alert

Lea Industries Recalls Lighted Night Stands Due to Burn Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of product: Lea lighted night stands

Hazard: The light fixture under the night stand can overheat and scorch carpet, posing a burn hazard.

Remedy: Repair

Consumer Contact: Lea Industries toll-free at (888) 770-7116 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.leafurniture.com and click on "Safety" for more information.

Units: About 500 in the United States and 20 in Canada

Description: This recall involves lighted night stands sold in three different styles and finishes. The night stands are made of wood, have two drawers, a power strip on the back panel and a 20 watt halogen bulb on the underside of the bottom panel. 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. They measure about 22 inches wide, 16 inches deep and 27 inches high. "Lea" and the model number are printed on a label on the back of the night stands. There are two touch buttons on either side of the side panels which operate the nightstand's lamp.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received three reports of the lighting fixtures underneath the night stands overheating and scorching carpets. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately unplug the night stand light from the outlet and contact Lea Industries to arrange for a free repair and a $50 gift card. Only night stands with a light fixture are included in this recall.

Sold at: Furnitureland South and other major furniture stores nationwide and online at Hayneedle.com and others from March 2013 through April 2014 for about $350.

Importer: Lea Industries, of High Point, N.C.

Manufactured in: Vietnam