|Office of Information and Public Affairs||Washington, DC 20207|
|September 4, 2007
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.Units:
Distributor: d-Scan Inc., of South Boston, Va., a subsidiary of Tvilum-Scanbirk, of Denmark
Hazard: The recalled bunk beds do not comply with federal safety standards and have wooden side slat supports that can separate from the bed frame causing the upper bunk to collapse.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of seven incidents in which the upper bunk collapsed after the side slat supports separated from the bunk bed's frame. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The twin bunk beds are designed for children and were sold in a kit to be assembled by consumers. Only model number 82008 is included in this recall. The bunk beds are made of maple wood with a four-step ladder attached to the side and three pullout drawers under the bottom bunk. These bunk beds have no markings or labeling.
Sold at: Specialty furniture stores nationwide and on various Web sites from December 2004 through April 2006 for about $600.
Manufactured in: Denmark
Remedy: Consumers who have not already received and installed a free repair kit for the side slat supports should immediately stop using the bunk beds until repairs can be made. Contact the firm to receive a free repair kit that can easily be installed at home. Retailers have contacted some consumers who purchased the bunk beds directly.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact d-Scan Inc. at (800) 932-2006 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.tvilum-scanbirk.com