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October 25, 1994

Release # 95-013
CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1191

CPSC & Various Companies Recall Metal Bunk Beds

Washington, DC - As part of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC)ongoing investigation of tubular metal bunk beds, CPSC, in cooperation with the following companies, is recalling approximately 11,000 metal bunk beds. The upper level of the recalled beds can separate from the frame causing the bed to collapse and possibly injure an occupant in the bed.

The following companies are participating in this recall:

Company Model(s) Distribution
AGA Warehouse
Hayward, Calif.
(800) 588-9808
twin/full (T/F)
12/90 - 12/92 Northern Calif.
and Ore.
Philip M. Bell Co.
Loveland, Ohio
(800) 837-0102
6005 T/F
6005-01 T/F
11/91 - 9-93 Ind., Ohio,
Ky., Pa.,
Western N.Y.
Mich., Ill.
Datong Inc.
Cerritos, Calif.
(714) 739-5584
74230 T/F 10/90 - 10/92 East Coast Home Line Industries,
Philadelphia, Pa.
Kanes Furniture,
Pinellas Park, Fla.
Beekman Partners Inc.
(800) 445-4318
500 T/F
520 T/F
1988 - 1991 Fla., Calif.
W. Va., San Francisco,
Rent to Own (RTO),
Deerfield, Ill.
(Early in 1993,
RTO voluntarily
ceased distribution
of all tubular
metal bunk beds).
Sunrise Importer
Mableton, Ga.
(800) 833-2436
2606 T/F 1991 - 8/93 Southeast
United States
Imported from
BB70 twin/twin (T/T)
BB80 T/F
7/91 - 9/93 Nationwide B&D Sales Ltd.,
Tacoma, Wash.
United Furniture
Warehouse Inc.,
Seattle, Wash.

To determine whether you have a recalled bed, contact the store where the bed was purchased. Anyone owning one of the listed recalled models will receive a free reinforcement kit or replacement of the bed.

To date, importers of metal bunk beds industry-wide have received over 500 complaints of defective bunk beds. CPSC has recalled approximately 317,000 metal bunk beds that present a similar hazard. Owners of all metal bunk beds should examine all eight mattress support corners of their beds for breaks or cracks in the paint or metal around the weld. IMMEDIATELY STOP USING DAMAGED OR BROKEN BEDS.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to