Products get recalled everyday due to broken or breaking pieces, but we trust the products that we buy to keep us safe and to protect us. As parents we also expect the bed we tuck our kids into to be safe and to protect them. The sad truth is that may not always be the case.
On Wednesday September 23, 2009, the U.S. Product Safety Commission recalled Bunk Beds due to collapse and fall hazards. They are wooden bunk beds and about 20,000 of them are being recalled due to these hazards. The bunk bed mattress support slats can break possibly causing the bed to collapse and the consumer to fall. Big Lots Inc received fourteen reports of the supports cracking or breaking and four reported minor injuries. The defective products being recalled are wooden bunk beds with a three step ladder. Their model numbers are: WP 91081 and WP 91082. These were sold at Big Lots stores from May 2008 until February 2009. The defective product should stop being used immediately and be reported to Big Lots for a free repair kit.
For more information on these bunk beds you may visit: www.biglots.com
If you feel that you or a loved one has been injured due to a defective consumer product, please contact a defective product attorney right away. They will help you advocate for your rights as a consumer.