|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2004
Release # 04-196
|PJ Sleep Shop Hotline: (888) 232-5225
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Twin/Twin, Twin/Double, and Loft Bunk
Manufacturer: PJ Sleep Shop of Portland, Ore.
Hazard: These bunk beds have gaps between parts of the upper bunk end structure that violate the federal safety standard because they pose entrapment or strangulation hazards to children. The spaces exceed that allowed by the federal bunk bed safety standard, which is designed to protect children from entrapment and strangulation.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled models of wooden bunk beds are: Twin/Twin #1000; Twin/Double #2000; and Loft Bunk #3000. There are no model numbers on the bunk beds, but the manufacturer's label is located on the inside of the upper bunk's end structure. The Twin/Twin #1000 has top and bottom bunks of equal size. The Twin/Double #2000 has a twin top bunk and a double bottom bunk that is 15 inches wider. The Loft Bunk #3000 has the bottom bunk perpendicular to the top bunk, making an "L" shape.
Sold at: PJ Sleep Shop in Portland, Oregon, and Banner Furniture stores in Portland and Hillsboro, Oregon, between June 1, 2000, and February 29, 2004. Model #1000 sold for about $199, Model #2000 sold for about $325, and Model #3000 sold for about $349.
Manufactured in: USA
Remedy: Stop using the recalled bunk beds and get a free repair kit from the manufacturer to cover up the entrapment hazards. Consumers can install the repair kit easily at home.
Consumer Contact: To get a free repair kit, contact PJ Sleep Shop or Banner Furniture (depending upon which dealer sold the bunk bed). Although repair kits are not available on-line, consumers in Oregon and Washington state can call PJ Sleep Shop at (888) 232-5225 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Media Contact: Mike Finerty, (888) 232-5225.
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