It wasn’t all that long ago that Pottery Barn was in the news headlines after issuing a massive recall for all models of their drop-side cribs. Now, they are back in the news for a voluntary recall of their bunk beds. In conjunction with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the division of Williams-Sonoma Inc. announced the recall on August 3rd after finding that the beds posed an entrapment hazard.
So far, the recall affects approximately 405 units of the beds. It was discovered that the bottom (end) part of the beds does not meet the standards set forth by the Safety Standard For Entrapment Hazards in Bunk Beds, 16 C.F.R. Part 1513. The bunk beds feature a piece of decorative molding on the footer which creates a space in which a child’s neck can become caught. As a Seattle personal injury lawyer, I was relieved that they found this hazard before anyone reported a personal injury.
According to the CPSC in this press release, “This recall involves Madeline bunk beds. The bed is white and is made of wood and medium-density fiberboard. It has guardrails on either side of the top bunk and a ladder that attaches to the side of the beds.” These boards were sold for $1,400 in Pottery Barn Kids stores as well as online and through their mail-order catalog.