American Woodcrafters is recalling 180 bunk beds. The guard rails on upper bunks can crack and cause the mattress and its support rails to collapse. The feds generously call this a “fall hazard.” American Woodcrafters has received two reports of cracked guard rails in these Indonesian-made bunk beds, causing the mattresses and support rails to collapse. Thankfully, there were no injuries in either case.
This recall involves upper guardrails on twin-over-twin bunk beds and twin-over-double bed loft designs. The beds have a permanent label attached to the headboard or the footboard with the American Woodcrafters logo; SKU numbers, 1800-977 or 1800-969; PO Numbers: 103276, 103432, or 300038; and the manufacturing date. These bunk beds were made from October 2010 to June 2011. The cost of the beds was somewhere between $600 and $1,000.
If your kids just bought a bunk bed – as my daughter just did – you should check it out. Consumers should immediately stop using the upper beds and contact American Woodcrafters or their furniture dealer to arrange for the free replacement of upper bunk guard rails.
For additional information, call American Woodcrafters at (888) 429-7265 or visit the company’s website. The recall information does not jump out at you on their homepage but there is a link off to the right if you are looking for it. I give them a C+ for conspicuity. Of course, you have to grade this on a curve.