The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada and Dorel Asia have announced a voluntary recall of Dorel Asia’s wooden bunk beds. Any owners of the product should stop using this product immediately.
There are currently about 445,000 in the United States and 21,700 in Canada. The wooden side rails that connect the headboard to the footboard and help keep the mattress in place can split, possibly causing the bunk bed to collapse. So far, there have been 23 reports of the side rails splitting or breaking. Of those 23, only 7 reported minor bruises.
To find the model number, date of manufacture and the firm’s phone number, look at the white label located on one of the bunk bed rails.
Only specific models, colors, and manufacturing date ranges are included in this recall. To see if yours is one of them, please visit the following site: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11214.html
These bunk beds were sold at Walmart, Kmart, and Target as well as each of their online counterparts from September 2004 through September 2009. They ran for about $190. Consumers should call Dorel Asia at (800) 295-1980 to receive a free repair kit. Their hours are 8:30 am through 4:30 pm ET Monday through Friday. Until receiving one of the repair kits, it’s recommended that consumers dismantle the bunkbeds and use them as separate twin beds.