November 21, 2003CPSC, Merit Furniture Distributors
Announce Recall of Bunk Beds
The U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary
cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: Merit Bunk Beds
Importer: Merit Furniture Distributors, Inc., Brooklyn, NY
Hazard: The bunk beds have openings between the guardrails and in the end
structures that are too large. A child's body could slide between the
openings and could become trapped by the head, posing a serious
Incidents/Injuries: Merit has not received any reports of incidents. This
recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
Description: The ?twin over twin? bunk beds involve model #DLM550, #DLM160,
and #860. The wooden recalled bunk beds are labeled with the ?Merit? name
and specific model numbers on the top front railing system of the bunk beds.
Sold at: Furniture stores nationwide sold the bunk beds from May 2002
through August 2003 for about $150
Manufactured in: Brazil.
Remedy: Consumers should contact Merit for information on how to return
their bunk bed and receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Call Merit at (800) 233-1778 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
PT Monday through Friday or log on the company's Web site at
Media Contact: Brad Sobel at (718) 922-6090.