Faulty guard rails cause fall hazard for bunk beds

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KAIT) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with American Woodcrafters are recalling 180 bunk beds.

According to the CPSC, the guard rails on upper bunks can crack and cause the mattress and its support rails to collapse, posing a fall hazard.

The firm has received two reports of cracked guard rails that caused the mattresses to collapse. However no injuries have been reported.

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.

The bunk beds were sold at furniture dealers nationwide from October 2010 to June 2011 for between $600 and $1,000.

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, contact American Woodcrafters at toll-free at (888) 429-7265 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, or visit the firm's website at www.american-woodcrafters.com