American Woodcrafters Recalls to Repair Bunk Beds Due To Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENWESPF)–September 20, 2011.  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: Wood Twin Bunk Beds and Loft Bunk Beds

Units: About 180

Importer: American Woodcrafters, of High Point, N.C.

Hazard: The guard rails on upper bunks can crack and cause the mattress and its support rails to collapse, posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received two reports of cracked guard rails causing the mattresses and support rails to collapse. No injuries were reported.

Description: This recall involves upper guardrails on twin-over-twin bunk beds and twin-over -double bed loft designs. The beds have a permanent label attached to the headboard or the footboard with the American Woodcrafters logo; SKU numbers, 1800-977 or 1800-969; PO Numbers: 103276, 103432, or 300038; and the manufacturing date.

Sold by: Furniture dealers nationwide from October 2010 to June 2011 for between $600 and $1,000.

Manufactured in: Indonesia

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the upper beds and contact American Woodcrafters or their furniture dealer to arrange for the free replacement of upper bunk guard rails.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact American Woodcrafters at toll-free at (888) 429-7265 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm’s website at www.american-woodcrafters.com

Images of sample labels attached to recalled bunk beds

Picture of recalled bunk bed

Picture of recalled bunk bed

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on www.saferproducts.gov

Source: cpsc.gov