Dorel Bunk Bed Recall Issued After Reports of Collapsing
More than 465,000 Dorel Asia bunk beds have been recalled after a number of reports suggest that the wood holding them together may crack or break.
The Dorel Asia bunk bed recall was announced on May 5 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) after the commission and Dorel received at least 23 reports of the side rails cracking or breaking. At least seven people have reported suffering minor bruises or abrasions from the defective bunk beds.
The CPSC warns that split or cracked side rails could cause the recalled bunk beds to collapse. This can pose a fall hazard, potentially resulting in a serious head trauma or other injury for children or others in the bed at the time.
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The bunk bed recall affects 445,000 Dorel Asia wooden bunk beds sold in the United States and 21,700 beds sold in Canada with the following model numbers: TG2070 (242/07/1472), TG2070-1CE (249/13/0024), TG2070W (242/07/1468), WM1848, WM1848R, WM1848R2, WM1848R2DC, DA1026W, DA1026RW, DA1026P and DA1026RP. The model number, as well as the manufacturing date, the firm’s phone number and “Made in Vietnam” are located on a white sticker on one of the bunk bed’s rails. The affected beds were sold in the colors Espresso, White, and Pine.
The beds were sold at Walmart, Kmart and Target stores and on the stores’ websites, www.walmart.com, www.kmart.com and www.target.com for about $190 from September 2004 through September 2009.
The CPSC recommends that consumers with recalled Dorel Asia bunk beds immediately contact the company to receive a free repair kit. The beds should be taken apart and used only as separate twin beds until they are repaired. Consumers with questions can call Dorel Asia at 1-800-295-1980 or visit their website at www.dorelasia.com.
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