The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in conjunction with Big Lots Stores, Inc., has announced a recall on about 20,000 units of wooden bunk beds sold in Big Lots stores nationwide from May 2008 through February 2009. The beds are being recalled because the mattress support slats and side support railings can break, posing a risk of the bunk bed collapsing.
Name of Product: Wooden Bunk Beds
Units: About 20,000
Importer: Big Lots Stores, Inc., of Columbus, Ohio
Hazard: The bunk beds’ mattress support slats and side support railings can break, posing a risk of the bunk bed collapsing and a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Big Lots has received 14 reports of the recalled bunk beds’ support slats cracking or breaking, including four reports of minor injuries.
Description: This recall includes wooden bunk beds with a three step ladder. Model numbers WP-9108-1 and WP-9108-2 are included in this recall. The model number is located on a sticker on the bunk bed’s interior panel of the headboard or the footboard.
Sold exclusively at: Big Lots stores nationwide from May 2008 through February 2009 for about $300.
Manufactured in: Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using recalled bunk beds and contact Big Lots to return the defective parts and to receive a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Big Lots toll-free at 866-244-5686 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.biglots.com.