Bunk Bed Recall Issued After Ladder Design Defect Linked To Child’s Death

A 2-year-old reportedly died after becoming trapped between the ladder and the bedframe.

About 40,000 children’s bunk beds are being recalled, due to the risk that a dangerous gap may form between the bed and ladder, which has been linked to at least one child’s death already.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the Longwood Forest Angel Line Bunk Beds with Angled Ladders recall on December 22, indicating that the products pose a serious entrapment and strangulation hazard.

According to the recall notice, the metal hook fastening the angled ladder to the top bunk bed can move away or detach from the frame. When the ladder is lifted it may create to a gap between the ladder step and bed frame, which opens wider than 3.5 inches. This gap may cause young children to become trapped between the ladder and bunk bed, potentially suffocating or strangling to death.

A 2-year-old boy from Columbus, Ohio died in May 2018, after he was found unresponsive and trapped in the bunk bed ladder gap. This is the only death reported linked to the recalled bunk beds.

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Three models of Angel Line Bunk Beds are involved in the recall. Models affected include the Fremont Twin over Twin Bunk Bed model numbers 71210-21, 71210-49, and 71210-67; the Creston Twin over twin Bunk bed model numbers 71230-21, 71230-49 and 71230-75; and the Brandon Twin over Full Bunk Bed model numbers 71420-21 and 71420-75. The model number is printed on a label on the headboard/footboard of the upper bunk of the product.

The recalled bunk beds were made in Vietnam and imported by Longwood Forest Products of Pennsville, New Jersey. More than 39,900 bunk beds are affected by the recall, which were sold online at Amazon, OJ Commerce, Walmart, and Mayfair from March 2016 through June 2021 for $180 to $330.

The manufacturer and CPSC recommend consumers who own this bunk bed immediately stop using it and block children’s access to the bunk beds to prevent suffocation or strangulation. Consumers should contact Angel Line for a free repair kit with brackets to reinforce the angled bunk bed ladders.

Consumers should not use the recalled bunk beds until the repair kit has been installed.

For more information about the recall contact Angel Line at 844-542-0694.

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