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From Products Liability Law Daily, June 3, 2016

No jumping on these bunk beds as side rails are likely to give way

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Hillsdale Furniture, of Louisville, Kentucky, has recalled around 20,000 children’s bunk beds because the bunk bed’s side mattress support rails can crack or break, posing a fall hazard (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 16-751, June 2, 2016).

Incidents and injuries. The firm has received about 650 reports of bed support rails cracking or breaking. Several incidents resulted in the collapse of the upper or bottom bunk bed and some consumers fell from the bunk bed. Reports include eight injuries to children and adults that resulted in bruising, lacerations requiring stitches and one upper arm fracture.

Product description. This recall involves Chadwick bunk beds. The wooden bunk beds were sold in white (model 1030), mission oak (models 1245 and 1589), and in a twin-over-full combination. All models were available with the option of either: a storage drawer, a trundle, or nothing under the lower bunk. “Hillsdale Furniture, Made in Vietnam” and the model number appear on a label affixed to the inside of the bed rail or foot board.

These bunk beds, which were manufactured in Vietnam, were sold exclusively at Bob’s Discount Furniture stores nationwide and online at www.MyBobs.com from August 2010 through July 2014 for about $400.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the bunk beds immediately and contact Hillsdale Furniture to arrange for the free installation of free replacement rails by Bob’s Discount Furniture. Bob’s Discount Furniture is contacting known customers directly.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Hillsdale Furniture at 800-368-0999 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.hillsdalefurniture.com and click on the Consumer Information link.

Companies: Hillsdale Furniture

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