|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 705-8408
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: Bunk Beds
Units: About 1,300
Importer: Hooker Furniture Corporation, of Martinsville, Va.
Hazard: The bunk beds have gaps between parts of the upper bunk that could allow a child's body to pass through but not a child's head. This poses an entrapment or strangulation hazard to children and exceeds the space allowed by the federal bunk bed safety standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled bunk beds come in twin-over-twin, twin-over-full and loft beds with the following model names: "Albany Park," "Swedish Accents," "Mariner's Landing," and "Chelsea's Place". The bunk beds come in cherry, white, and black finishes. Some of the bunk beds are also made of metal.
Sold at: Hooker Furniture retailers nationwide from August 2005 through August 2007 for about $1,000.
Manufactured in: Malaysia and Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should not allow children to use the recalled bunk beds and contact the retailer where purchased to schedule a free, in-home repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hooker Furniture toll-free at (877) 705-8408 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.hookerfurniture.com
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