Hazardous bunk beds

A recent fatal accident involving a Brawny bunk bed has prompted Sears, Roebuck and Co. to step up its recall program, reports the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Last year, Sears advertised the availability of a modification kit for the bunk beds. (See AAP News, January 1985.) The kit consists of four metal cross wires, two for each bed, that should be fastened from one side rail to the other to prevent the mattress from falling through the bed frame. So far, only about 25,000 of some 112,000 Brawny owners have ordered the kit. The company now plans to notify customers about the kits through national magazine advertisements and warning posters in its outlet stores.

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