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New bed recall: 62 people have already been injured, so read this now

Published Oct 8th, 2022 10:12AM EDT
A man testing a bed in a furniture store
Image: Viacheslav Lakobchuk/Adobe

The worst thing about wall beds is the theoretical risk of the beds falling and injuring people. That’s precisely what happened with certain Cyme Tech Murphy beds, so the company had to recall several models. The wall beds can break and detach from the wall, posing serious impact and crush hazards.

The company has received 146 reports of beds falling or breaking, including 62 injuries that involved broken bones, bruising, lacerations, concussions, and other injuries.

Murphy bed recall

Cyme Tech’s wall bed recall concerns the following brand names:  “Ivy Bronx,” “Orren Ellis,” “Stellar Home Furniture,” and “Wade Logan.” The announcement is available from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) at this link.

The recall covers both full-sized and queen-sized wall beds. The wall beds were available in five colors: White, Rustic Gray, Espresso, Cinnamon, and Tuxedo. They were sold online and installed vertically in homes.

Murphy bed recall: Photo showing a wall bed model in open position.
Murphy bed recall: Photo showing a wall bed model in open position. Image source: CPSC

The Low Profile Murphy wall beds in the recall have the following part numbers:

  • S214 (Double Bed, Doors Installed Vertically)
  • S215 (Queen Bed, Doors Installed Vertically)
  • S234 (Double Bed, Doors Installed Horizontally)
  • S235 (Queen Bed, Doors Installed Horizontally)

The company sold about 8,200 wall beds from February 2014 through May 2022. They were available online at Wayfair, AllModern, Amazon, Cymax, Overstock, and Wal-Mart.com for between $1,200 and $1,500.

The brand names and part numbers appear on the original online purchase receipt. Customers can also find out if their units are part of the wall bed recall by contacting Cyme Tech.

Murphy bed recall: Photo showing a wall bed model in closed position.
Murphy bed recall: Photo showing a wall bed model in closed position. Image source: CPSC

What you should do

The company urges consumers to stop using any of the Murphy beds in this recall immediately. That probably means storing the bed horizontally rather than in the upright position. That’s the only way to prevent any accidental injuries. The press release doesn’t go into more details and doesn’t mention whether or not it’s safe to continue sleeping on the Murphy beds in the recall.

Customers should contact Cyme Tech to schedule a free inspection and repair of the bed. It’s unclear what the repair entails. Cyme Tech does list contact information in the CPSC recall report that buyers can use to initiate their free repairs.

Murphy bed recall: Photo showing a wall bed model with vertical handles. Image source: CPSC

Cyme Tech has a press release of its own at this link, but it doesn’t offer any more information than the CPSC release.

Separately, we’ll remind you that the Murphy beds aren’t the only wall beds that can hurt users. Earlier this year, we covered a similar recall for Bestar wall beds.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.