Barbara's Beat: Bunk Beds recalled due to safety violations

Friday, February 1, 2013

Bunk Beds recalled due to safety violations


 Consumers should stop using this product. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.



Recall Summary
Name of product:
Bunk Beds
Hazard:
The openings between the metal rails of the end structures are greater than allowed in the standard and pose a risk of entrapment or asphyxiation hazard.

 Consumer Contact:
World Imports toll free at (855) 473-9992 anytime Monday through Friday or online at www.worldimportsltd.com click on Contact-us for more information.

Recall Details
Units
About 8,600
Description
This recall involves a Twin-over-Twin model 341-33, and a Twin-over-Futon model 344-54 bunk beds. Both models have wooden corner posts in a dark finish with wrought iron end structures on the headboards and footboards.  A label on the interior surface of the corner post has “DISTRIBUTOR: WORLD IMPORTS” and the model number printed on it.
Incidents/Injuries
No injuries were reported.
Remedy
Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact the firm for a free repair kit with instructions.
Sold at
Independent juvenile and other furniture stores in the eastern United States between August 2009 to February 2012 for about $250 to $300.
Importer
World Imports, LTD., of Philadelphia, Penn.
Manufacturer
Zhangzhou Sanchuan Steel Pipe Goods Co., Ltd., of China
Manufactured in
China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov 
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing and speech impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to http://www.cpsc.gov/Newsroom/Subscribe/

2 comments :

Becca Wilson said...

Even though I do not have one of these it is awesome that you would post it for all of your readers to see! Thank you :)

Susan said...

I don't happen to own one of these bunk beds, but this is the first time I've seen anyone post a recall on their blog. It's a great idea! Thank you!