Bunk Beds by Coaster Co Recalled
13, 2004 - NEWSdial.com)
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with
the manufacturers named below, today announced voluntary recalls
of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Metal Twin/Twin and Twin/Full Bunk Beds
Manufacturer/Importer: Coaster Co. of America, Santa Fe Springs,
Hazard: A gap between
the step of the built-in ladder and the top bunk allows enough
room for a child’s body to slip through
but will not allow for a child’s head to pass through. This
poses a serious strangulation risk. Federal standards for bunk
beds are designed to protect children against entrapment and strangulation.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves model 2008, 2056, 2256 and 2258
bunk beds. The metal bunk beds were sold in twin/twin and twin/full
sizes. A Coaster Company of America label can be found on the bed
frame of the top bunk. The enamel finishes come in blue, black,
red, yellow, or white.
at: Furniture stores nationwide sold the bunk beds from June
2000 through February 2004 for between $150 and $250.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bunk beds immediately
and call Coaster of America for a free repair kit.
more information, consumers should call Coaster toll-free at
(800) 282-9362 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT
Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.coastercompany.com.
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