American Woodcrafters Recalls to Repair Bunk Beds Due To Fall Hazard

Sep 20, 2011, 12:30 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Name of Product: Wood Twin Bunk Beds and Loft Bunk Beds

Units: About 180

Importer: American Woodcrafters, of High Point, N.C.

Hazard: The guard rails on upper bunks can crack and cause the mattress and its support rails to collapse, posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of cracked guard rails causing the mattresses and support rails to collapse.  No injuries were reported.  

Description: This recall involves upper guardrails on twin-over-twin bunk beds and twin-over-double bed loft designs.  The beds have a permanent label attached to the headboard or the footboard with the American Woodcrafters logo; SKU numbers, 1800-977 or 1800-969; PO Numbers: 103276, 103432, or 300038; and the manufacturing date.  

Sold by: Furniture dealers nationwide from October 2010 to June 2011 for between $600 and $1,000.

Manufactured in: Indonesia

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the upper beds and contact American Woodcrafters or their furniture dealer to arrange for the free replacement of upper bunk guard rails.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact American Woodcrafters at toll-free at (888) 429-7265 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm's website at www.american-woodcrafters.com.

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11329.html

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.

Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 429-7265
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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