Oftentimes, companies launch recall for products designed for children. Unfortunately, many of these recalls come after incidents surface. We hope that as we report on these cases, more people understand the risks of ignoring the campaigns and failing to fix or return recalled items.
We also hope that consumers understand they should register their products with the manufacturer so they may receive recall reports as they arise.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Walker Edison Furniture recalled several children’s bunk beds. The firm said that the recalled beds expose children to fall and injury hazards.
Regulators said that the bunk beds come with support boards that could break while in use. This could put children at risk, especially if the top bed collapses on top of the lower bed.
The issue impacts over 1,200 units of these beds. The firm is aware of at least two incidents involving the board bases breaking. Thankfully, victims didn’t suffer any injuries.
Do Your Children Use The Recalled Beds?
You can identify the recalled bunk beds by the brand and by their product numbers.
The Walker Edison’s Twin Cottage bunk beds come in blue (BWTOTCOTBU), in red (BWTOTCOTRD), brown (BWTOTCOTES), and white (BWTOTCOTWH). These items come with the model numbers printed on a label attached to the inside of the bed rail or foot board. The items also come with ladders. The firm produced all beds in Brazil.
Stores such as Overstock.com, Target.com, Walmart.com, Pier1.com, Wayfair.com, and the manufacturer’s own site, WalkerEdison.com, all sold the defective items between July 2018 and April 2019.
If you or a loved one has the recalled bunk beds, stop using the beds. If the company doesn’t reach out to you directly, contact Walker Edison and verify whether you have the recalled items. The firm will arrange free replacement bunk beds and will also offer free installation.
You may read more about this recall by clicking here.