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Popular bunk bed being recalled after child death

(Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission) (Source: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Big Lots is recalling a popular futon bunk bed after a Iowa boy was killed when he became entrapped.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Big Lots is recalling about 30,000 metal futon beds.

In March 2010 an Iowa 3-year-old boy died after he became entrapped in the bed. The weight of the futon's metal frame prevented the boy from breathing or escaping.

The bunk beds also have an additional hazard with the space between the last rung on the bunk beds ladder and the futon mattress being too small. This can allow a child's body to pass through, but not the head which poses a head and neck entrapment.

Consumers are advised to immediately stop using these bunk beds and contact Big Lots for a free repair kit.

For more information on this recall, including model numbers and contact information, click here.

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