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Pottery Barn Kids Recalls to Repair Madeline Bunk Beds Due to Entrapment Hazard

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Recall Date:
August 03, 2010

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 3, 2010
Release #10-312
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 779-8692

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 405

Importer/ Distributor: Pottery Barn Kids, a division of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: The end structure of the bunk bed can pose an entrapment hazard to young children, a violation of the Safety Standard for Entrapment Hazards in Bunk Beds, 16 C.F.R. Part 1513. Children can get their necks caught in the opening between the post and the decorative molding.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Madeline bunk beds. The bed is white and is made of wood and medium-density fiberboard. It has guardrails on either side of the top bunk and a ladder that attaches to the side of the beds.

Sold at: Pottery Barn Kids stores, catalog and www.potterybarnkids.com from July 2009 to March 2010 for $1,400

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the bed and contact Pottery Barn Kids to schedule installation of a free repair kit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Pottery Barn Kids toll-free at (888) 779-8692 between 7 a.m. and midnight PT seven days a week or visit the company's website at www.potterybarnkids.com

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