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05/06/2011

Some Wooden Bunk Beds Sold by Major Retailers are Recalled Due to Collapse and Fall Hazards

 

HARTFORD, May 6 – More than 467,000 wooden bunk beds sold in the United States and Canada are being recalled for repair because they could collapse, the Department of consumer Protection is reporting today. The beds, sold at Walmart, Kmart and Target stores and online at www.walmart.com, www.kmart.com and www.target.com from September 2004 through September 2009 for about $190 are being recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with manufacturer Dorel Asia SRL, of Barbados.

The wooden side rails that run from the headboard to the footboard and hold the bunk bed’s mattress in place can split and cause the bunk bed to collapse, posing a fall hazard. There have been 23 reports of the side rails cracking or breaking, including seven reports of minor bruises or abrasions.

The model number, date of manufacture, “Made in Vietnam” and the firm’s phone number are printed on a white label located on one of the bunk bed rails. Some of the labels include the name “Dorel Asia SRL.” Only the following models, colors and manufacturing date ranges are included in this recall to repair:

Model Number

Color

Manufacture Date Range

TG2070 (242/07/1472)

Espresso

07-2008 to 12-2008

TG2070-1CE (249/13/0024)

Espresso

08-2008 to 12-2008

TG2070W (242/07/1468)

White

06-2008 to 11-2008

WM1848

Pine

08-2006 to 07-2007

WM1848R

Pine

07-2007 to 12-2007

WM1848R2

Pine

01-2008 to 02-2009

WM1848R2DC

Pine

07-2008 to 03-2009

DA1026W

White

07-2004 to 01-2008

DA1026RW

White

03-2008 to 03-2009

DA1026P

Pine

08-2004 to 01-2008

DA1026RP

Pine

03-2008 to 03-2009

Consumers should immediately contact Dorel Asia to receive a free repair kit. Until consumers obtain and install the repair kit, they should only use the beds as separate twin beds. For additional information, contact Dorel Asia at (800) 295-1980 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.dorelasia.com

          
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