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Big Lots Stores, Inc. Recalls to Repair Bunk Beds [10/02/2009]

Big Lots Stores, Inc. Recalls to Repair Bunk Beds Due to Collapse and Fall Hazards

REASON: The bunk beds mattress support slats and side support railings can break, posing a risk of the bunk bed collapsing and a fall hazard to consumers.

distribution: nationwide.

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.

Name of Product: Wooden Bunk Beds

Units: About 20,000

Importer: Big Lots Stores, Inc., of Columbus, Ohio

Hazard: The bunk beds mattress support slats and side support railings can break, posing a risk of the bunk bed collapsing and a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Big Lots has received 14 reports of the recalled bunk beds support slats cracking or breaking, including four reports of minor injuries.

Description: This recall includes wooden bunk beds with a three step ladder. Model numbers WP-9108-1 and WP-9108-2 are included in this recall. The model number is located on a sticker on the bunk beds interior panel of the headboard or the footboard.

Sold exclusively at: Big Lots stores nationwide from May 2008 through February 2009 for about $300.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using recalled bunk beds and contact Big Lots to return the defective parts and to receive a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Big Lots toll-free at (866) 244-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.biglots.com


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