|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 23, 2009
Release # 09-348
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 244-5687
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: Wooden Bunk Beds
Units: About 20,000
Importer: Big Lots Stores, Inc., of Columbus, Ohio
Hazard: The bunk beds' mattress support slats and side support railings can break, posing a risk of the bunk bed collapsing and a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Big Lots has received 14 reports of the recalled bunk beds' support slats cracking or breaking, including four reports of minor injuries.
Description: This recall includes wooden bunk beds with a three step ladder. Model numbers WP-9108-1 and WP-9108-2 are included in this recall. The model number is located on a sticker on the bunk bed's interior panel of the headboard or the footboard.
Sold exclusively at: Big Lots stores nationwide from May 2008 through February 2009 for about $300.
Manufactured in: Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using recalled bunk beds and contact Big Lots to return the defective parts and to receive a free repair kit.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Big Lots toll-free at (866) 244-5687 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.biglots.com
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