Health Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission report of a recall involving bunk beds by Dorel Distribution Canada. The wooden side rails that run from the headboard to the footboard and hold the bunk bed's mattress in place can split and cause the bunk bed to collapse, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
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▲In the United States, the US CPSC and Dorel Asia have received 23 reports of the side rails cracking or breaking, including seven reports of minor bruises or abrasions.
Over 20,000 of the recalled bunk beds were sold at Wal-Mart stores in Canada from March 2008 through December 2009 in Canada.
Corrective ActionConsumers should immediately stop using the bunk beds and only use them as separate twin beds until they receive a free repair kit. Consumers are instructed to contact Dorel Distribution Canada toll free at (800) 295-1980between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday to Friday in order to receive a free repair kit. Consumer can visit the Dorel Distribution Canada website to determine if their bunk bed model is included in this recall.