|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 295-1980
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983
Dorel Asia Recalls to Repair Bunk Beds Due to Collapse and Fall Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
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
||07-2008 to 12-2008
||08-2008 to 12-2008
||06-2008 to 11-2008
||08-2006 to 07-2007
||07-2007 to 12-2007
||01-2008 to 02-2009
||07-2008 to 03-2009
||07-2004 to 01-2008
||03-2008 to 03-2009
||08-2004 to 01-2008
||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.
Manufactured in: Vietnam
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
Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://cpsr-rspc.hc-sc.gc.ca/PR-RP/recall-retrait-eng.jsp?re_id=1319
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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