Friday, May 6, 2011

Important Recall Notice: Bunk Beds Due to Collapse and Fall Hazards


Dorel Asia Recalls to Repair Bunk Beds Due to Collapse and Fall Hazards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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.

Name of Product: Wooden bunk beds

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, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Dorel Asia have received 23 reports of the side rails cracking or breaking, including seven reports of minor bruises or abrasions.

Description: 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

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.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact Dorel Asia to receive a free repair kit. Until consumers obtain and install the repair kit, consumers should take down the bunk beds and only use them as separate twin beds.

Consumer Contact: 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
 Example of a label found on one of the side rails. Not all labels will identify "Dorel Asia SRL" in the text


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