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.
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