Firms Recall Bunk Beds, Crib Fringe That May Injure Children

Two firms—PBteen and Babylicious—issued recalls over bunk beds and crib fringe that may injure children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced.

PBteen Bunk Beds
About 390 Beadboard Bunk Beds are involved. The defective Beadboard Bunk Beds were manufactured in Vietnam; imported by PBteen, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco, California; and sold at PBteen.com and through the PBteen catalog, nationwide, from January 2008 to April 2009 for the Sun Valley white and Sun Valley honey models, and October 2011 to February 2012 for the dark espresso, chestnut and white models. The bunk beds were sold for between $1,700 and $2,000.

The front, upper horizontal panel on the bunk beds can crack or break, posing a risk of injury to the consumer. To date, PBteen has received 13 reports of panels that have cracked or broken. No injuries have been reported.

This recall involves wooden bunk beds with beadboard paneling. The upper bunk, accessible by a four-step ladder, is designed for a twin mattress; the lower bunk is designed for a full-size mattress. The bunk beds were sold in white, chestnut, dark espresso, and honey, and are constructed with storage cubbies below the lower bunk. The product number is listed on the purchase receipt and a label on each of the bunk bed’s parts lists that part’s SKU number. SKU product  and part numbers and specific details on the various recalled bunk beds can be accessed from the CPSC web site.

The firm advises consumers to immediately stop using the upper bunk and contact PBteen. Consumers with the recalled bunk bed will receive a free, in-home installation of a replacement panel. PBteen may be reached, toll-free, at 1.855. 217.5223, between 7:00 a.m. and midnight, Eastern Time (ET) daily. PBteen is contacting known purchasers directly.

Babylicious Cloth Crib Fringe
This is a narrow fabric strip connecting several individual fabric triangles meant to be attached to the side rail of a crib or along window valences or curtain rods. The Babylicious Cloth Crib Fringe was sold in a variety of colors and patterns and with two fringes per package. About 300 Babylicious Cloth Crib Fringe are being recalled because the narrow fabric strip connecting the fabric triangles presents a strangulation hazard to young children; to date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

The defective Babylicious Cloth Crib Fringe was manufactured in China by Babylicious Products Inc., of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and sold at online and at specialty children’s product retailers from January 2006 through May 2012 for about $24.

Babylicious advises consumers to immediately remove the recalled product from cribs, window valences, or curtain rods and to contact Babylicious for a refund. Consumers will be refunded $12 for each recalled fringe returned. Babylicious may be reached, toll-free, at 1.855.684.8399, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Pacific Time (PT), Monday through Friday, or at the firm’s web site.

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