Bunk beds recalled after child's death

Big Lots issued a voluntary recall of 30,000 bunk beds, following the death of a child who became trapped in a bed.

Picture from Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON (AP) - An Ohio store company has recalled about
30,000 bunk beds because of the threat of children becoming
trapped. A 3-year-old Iowa boy died after that kind of accident in
March 2010.
Columbus-based Big Lots yesterday issued the voluntary recall of
the metal futon bunk beds, which can entrap a child when the futon
and its metal frame are lowered to a flat position.
A boy in Burlington, Iowa, boy died when his head and neck
became caught and the weight of the futon's metal frame prevented
him from breathing.
The recalled metal futon bunk beds were sold exclusively by Big
Lots stores nationwide from January 2009 through April 2010 for
about $200.
(For additional information, contact Big Lots toll-free at
1-866-244-5687 or visit www.biglots.com.)

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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