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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
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
(For additional information, contact Big Lots toll-free at
1-866-244-5687 or visit www.biglots.com.)
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