|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2000
Release # 01-015
|Pottery Barn Hotline: (800) 671-8312
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Ken Giles, (301) 504-7052
CPSC, Pottery Barn Kids Inc. Announce Recall of Bunk Beds
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Pottery Barn Kids Inc., of San Francisco, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 200 Stinson Bunk Beds. The side rail and guardrails on these beds can break, causing the bed to collapse and allowing childen to fall out of the beds.
Pottery Barn has received two reports of beds collapsing. Two 3-year-old girls suffered minor scrapes and bruises in separate incidents.
The bunk beds are made of pine in white or honey, and are identified in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog by model numbers 3443082 or 3443090.
The recalled bunk beds were sold through Pottery Barn Furniture Outlets in Leesburg, Va.; Memphis, Tenn.; Dawsonville, Ga.; and Jeffersonville, Ohio; and nationwide through the Pottery Barn Kids catalog from September 1999 through July 2000 for about $1,100.
Consumers should stop using the bunk beds and contact Pottery Barn Kids at (800) 671-8312 to schedule a home pick-up. The firm will refund the purchase price, including shipping, and provide a $200 gift certificate. For additional information, contact Pottery Barn Kids at (800) 671-8312 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Saturday.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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