December 7, 1999Northern Bedroom's Wooden Bunk
Oxford, ME (SafetyAlerts) - Northern Bedroom's Inc.
is recalling about 2,800 wooden bunk beds. The top bunk does not have guardrails on both
sides. A child could fall or become entrapped between the wall and the mattress if there
are not guardrails on the top bunk.
The recalled wooden bunk beds are
made out of Northern White Ash and have natural, cherry, honey or golden finishes. They
were sold under the model names Prestige, Spindle, and Cottage. There is no identifying
information on the beds.
Northern Bedroom's is not aware of
any deaths associated with the beds being recalled. However, since 1990, the Consumer
Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has received reports of seven children who died from
becoming entrapped between the bed and the wall in upper bunks of bunk beds without
The American Society for Testing and
Materials (ASTM) voluntary standard for bunk beds requires that bunk beds have guardrails
on both sides of the top bunk. A new CPSC mandatory standard will go into effect in July
Furniture and specialty bedroom
stores throughout the New England states sold the beds from May 1995 through February 1998
for about $300 to $550.
Consumers should stop using the
recalled beds immediately and call the company toll-free at (888) 800-7708 between 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to receive free guardrails for the top bunk.
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