|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 21, 2009
Release # 09-218
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 946-8442
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the importers named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer products. 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: Twin, Twin Extra-Large, and Twin Over Full Bunk Beds
Units: About 1,500
Manufacturer: Gothic Cabinet Craft Inc., of Maspeth, N. Y.
Hazard: The bunk beds do not have sufficient headboards, footboards, or guardrails and have gaps between parts of the upper bunk that could allow a child's body to pass through but not a child's head. These bunk beds pose a fall, entrapment, and strangulation hazard to children and violate the spacing requirements of the federal bunk bed safety standard.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: Both metal and wooden bunk beds are being recalled. The bunk bed styles include dark oak and metal, solid pine, others come with six drawers as part of the base.
Sold by: Retail stores in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area from June 2000 through October 2008 for between $225 and $850.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using these bunk beds and contact Gothic Cabinet Craft Inc. to schedule an appointment and free repair.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Gothic Cabinet Craft Outlet toll free at (877) 946-8442 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.gothiccabinetcraft.com
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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