|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 3, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 494-2536
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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: LaJolla Boat Bed and Pirates of the Caribbean Twin Trundle Beds
Units: About 9,350
Importer: Bayside Furnishings (a division of Whalen), of San Diego, Calif.
Hazard: The lid supports on the toy chests fail to prevent the lid from closing too quickly, posing an entrapment and strangulation hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: CPSC received one report of a death involving a 22-month-old boy of Roseville, California. He strangled when the lid of the toy chest fell on the back of his head and entrapped his neck on the edge of the chest of a LaJolla Boat Bed.
Description: This recall involves two styles of Bayside youth beds: the LaJolla Boat Bed and the Pirates of the Caribbean Twin Trundle Bed. The preassembled toy chests are designed in the shape of a ship or boat's "bow" and attached to the beds as a footboard. The LaJolla Boat Bed toy chest has a hardwood top and white wood base with a blue stripe. The Pirates Boat Bed toy chest has a hardwood top, wheel shape and brown wood base with decorative carvings.
Sold at: Costco and furniture retail stores nationwide and Costco.com from January 2006 through May 2008 for between $700 and $1,400.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop children from using the recalled toy chests and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a free repair kit with replacement lid supports.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bayside at (877) 494-2536 anytime, or visit the firm's Web site at www.baysidefurnishings.com to register online for the free repair kit.
Note: CPSC was alerted to this hazard by the Placer County (Calif.) Child Death Review Team.
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.
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