PBteen has recalled about 5,900 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">PBteen Sleep and Study Loft Beds due to fall and injury hazards, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers stop using the recalled beds immediately and notes that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The PBteen Sleep and Study Loft Beds were manufactured in Vietnam and imported by PBteen, a division of Williams-Sonoma Inc., of San Francisco, California.
The side rail on the bed can crack, allowing the mattress support to collapse, posing a fall and injury hazard to users. To date, the firm has received seven reports of the bed rail cracking or splitting. In one reported incident, a child sustained lacerations to his head when the side rail split as he climbed down the ladder.
This recall involves PBteen Sleep and Study Loft beds in a variety of colors: Espresso, honey, white, and black. The bed is elevated and has a desk and bookcase underneath it. The beds were sold in the following colors: Honey, black, espresso, and white.
The recalled PBteen Sleep and Study Loft Beds were sold by PBteen stores in Georgia, New York, and Illinois and online at www.pbteen.com for about $1,800. The recalled loft beds were delivered to consumers from January 2008 through July 2010.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately contact PBteen to schedule installation of a free replacement side rail support bracket. PBteen can be reached toll-free at (877) 494-9822 between 7:00 a.m. and midnight, Eastern Time, or at the firm’s website at www.pbteen.com.