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 30,000
Hazard: Children can get trapped when the futon and its metal frame are lowered from the seated to the flat position or get stuck in the space between the last rung on the bunk bed’s ladder and the futon mattress.
Incidents: A 3-year-old boy died when his head and neck became trapped in the bunk bed.
Description: The metal futon bunk beds have an upper bunk designed to hold a twin mattress. The bottom bunks have a convertible futon bed.
Sold by: Big Lot stores from January 2009 through April 2010 for $200.
Remedy: Contact Big Lots for a repair kit with new ladders and other parts.
Contact: Call 866-244-5687, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.biglots.com.