The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced the recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed. Consumers can submit reports of harm to CPSC’s new searchable online product safety database at www.SaferProducts.gov. A searchable food and medical product recall database is available at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm.
Units: About 445,000 in the United States and 21,700 in Canada
Manufacturer: Dorel Asia SRL, of Barbados
Hazard: 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.
Description: The model number, date of manufacture, “Made in Vietnam” and the firm’s phone number are printed on a label on one of the rails. Some of the labels include the name “Dorel Asia SRL.” Recalled models, colors and manufacturing date ranges are: TG2070 (242/07/1472) in espresso sold July to December 2008; TG2070-1CE (249/13/0024) in espresso sold August to December 2008; TG2070W (242/07/1468) in white sold June to November 2008; WM1848 in pine sold August 2006 to July 2007; WM1848R in pine sold July to December 2007; WM1848R2 in pine sold January 2008 to February 2009; WM1848R2DC in pine sold July 2008 to March 2009; DA1026W in white sold July 2004 to January 2008; DA1026RW in white sold March 2008 to March 2009; DA1026P in pine sold August 2004 to January 2008; and DA1026RP in pine sold March 2008 to March 2009.
Sold at: Walmart, Kmart and Target stores and Web sites from September 2004 through September 2009 for about $190.
Remedy: Contact company for a free repair kit. Do not use bunk the beds until repaired.
Contact: Call 800-295-1980 or visit www.dorelasia.com.