|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 1994
Release # 95-013
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1191
CPSC & Various Companies Recall Metal
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:
|12/90 - 12/92
|Philip M. Bell Co.
|11/91 - 9-93
||10/90 - 10/92
||Home Line Industries,
Pinellas Park, Fla.
|Beekman Partners Inc.
|1988 - 1991
W. Va., San Francisco,
|Rent to Own (RTO),
(Early in 1993,
of all tubular
metal bunk beds).
||1991 - 8/93
|BB70 twin/twin (T/T)
|7/91 - 9/93
||B&D Sales Ltd.,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.