A large recall of <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Dorel Asia Wooden Bunk Beds are being recalled over collapse and fall hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), just announced. Consumers are advised, noted that agency, that it is illegal to resell or to attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
About 445,000 defective Dorel Asia Wooden Bunk Beds were recalled in the United States; 21,700 were recalled in Canada.
The recalled Dorel Asia Wooden Bunk Beds were manufactured in Viet Nam by Dorel Asia SRL, of Barbados.
The wooden side rails that run from the headboard to the footboard, and hold the bunk bedâ€™s mattress in place can split and cause the bunk bed to collapse, posing a fall hazard to consumers. To date, CPSC and Dorel Asia have received 23 reports of the side rails cracking or breaking, including seven reports of minor bruises or abrasions.
The model number, date of manufacture, â€œMade in Vietnamâ€ and the firmâ€™s phone number are printed on a white label located on one of the bunk bed rails. Some of the labels include the name â€œDorel Asia SRL.â€ Only the following models, colors, and manufacturing date ranges are included in this recall to repair:
â€¢ TG2070 (242/07/1472), Espresso, 07-2008 to 12-2008
â€¢ TG2070-1CE (249/13/0024), Espresso, 08-2008 to 12-2008
â€¢ TG2070W (242/07/1468), White, 06-2008 to 11-2008
â€¢ WM1848, Pine, 08-2006 to 07-2007
â€¢ WM1848R, Pine, 07-2007 to 12-2007
â€¢ WM1848R2, Pine, 01-2008 to 02-2009
â€¢ WM1848R2DC, Pine, 07-2008 to 03-2009
â€¢ DA1026W, White, 07-2004 to 01-2008
â€¢ DA1026RW, White, 03-2008 to 03-2009
â€¢ DA1026P, Pine, 08-2004 to 01-2008
â€¢ DA1026RP, Pine, 03-2008 to 03-2009
The recalled Dorel Asia Wooden Bunk Beds were sold at Walmart, Kmart, and Target stores and online at www.walmart.com, www.kmart.com, and www.target.com from September 2004 through September 2009 for about $190.
The CPSC and HC advise consumers to immediately contact Dorel Asia to receive a free repair kit. Until consumers obtain and install the repair kit, consumers should take down the bunk beds and only use them as separate twin beds.
Dorel Asia can be reached, toll-free, at 1.800.295.1980 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the firmâ€™s website at www.dorelasia.com.