Bunk Beds Recalled for Collapse Hazard

By Bryan Mercer

Bunk Beds Recalled for Collapse Hazard

May 17, 2011 Updated May 17, 2011 at 11:19 AM EST

(WBNG Binghamton) Dorel Asia Recalls to Repair Bunk Beds Due to Collapse and Fall Hazards

About 445,000 of the recalled bunk beds were sold in the United States.

The wooden side rails that run from the headboard to the footboard and hold the bunk bed’s mattress in place can split and cause the bunk bed to collapse, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Dorel Asia have received 23 reports of the side rails cracking or breaking, including seven reports of minor bruises or abrasions.

The model number, date of manufacture, “Made in Vietnam” and the firm’s phone number are printed on a white label located on one of the bunk bed rails (See Photo Gallery).

Some of the labels include the name “Dorel Asia SRL.” Only the following models, colors and manufacturing date ranges are included in this recall to repair:

Model Number...................Color...........Manufacture Date Range
TG2070 (242/07/1472)..........Espresso......07-2008 to 12-2008
TG2070-1CE (249/13/0024)......Espresso.........08-2008 to 12-2008
TG2070W (242/07/1468)........White..........06-2008 to 11-2008
WM1848...............................Pine.............08-2006 to 07-2007
WM1848R............................Pine..............07-2007 to 12-2007
WM1848R2.........................Pine..............01-2008 to 02-2009
WM1848R2DC...................Pine..............07-2008 to 03-2009
DA1026W............................White............07-2004 to 01-2008
DA1026RW.........................White............03-2008 to 03-2009
DA1026P.............................Pine..............08-2004 to 01-2008
DA1026RP..........................Pine..............03-2008 to 03-2009

The products were sold at Walmart, Kmart and Target stores and online at www.walmart.com, www.kmart.com and www.target.com from September 2004 through September 2009 for about $190.

Consumers should immediately contact Dorel Asia to receive a free repair kit.

Until consumers obtain and install the repair kit, consumers should take down the bunk beds and only use them as separate twin beds.

For additional information, contact Dorel Asia at (800) 295-1980 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.dorelasia.com

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