|October 5, 2010
PBteen Recalls to Repair Sleep and Study Loft Beds Due to Fall and Injury Hazards
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: PBteen Sleep and Study Loft Beds
Units: About 5,900
Importer: PBteen a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.
Hazard: The side rail on the bed can crack allowing the mattress support to collapse, posing a fall and injury hazard to users.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received seven reports of the bed rail cracking or splitting. In one reported incident, a child sustained lacerations to his head when the side rail split as he climbed down the ladder.
Description: This recall involves PBteen Sleep and Study Loft beds in a variety of colors: espresso, honey, white and black. The bed is elevated and has a desk and bookcase underneath it. The beds were sold in the following colors: honey, black, espresso, and white.
Sold by: PBteen stores in Georgia, New York and Illinois and online at www.pbteen.com for about $1,800. The recalled loft beds were delivered to consumers from January 2008 through July 2010.
Manufactured in: Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should immediately contact PBteen to schedule installation of a free replacement side rail support bracket.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact PBteen toll-free at (877) 494-9822 between 7 a.m. and midnight ET or visit the firm's website at www.pbteen.com
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