Hooker Furniture Recalls Bunk Beds Due to Strangulation Hazard
By Jenny Albano
Hooker Furniture Corporation, in conjunction with the CPSC< is recalling about 1,300 bunk beds because they pose a strangulation hazard to children.
The bunk beds have gaps between parts of the upper bunk that could allow a child's body to pass through but not a child's head. This poses an entrapment or strangulation hazard to children and exceeds the space allowed by the federal bunk bed safety standard.
The recalled bunk beds were available in both twin beds, a twin over a full and loft beds. The bunk beds were sold under "Albany Park," "Swedish Accents," "Mariner's Landing," and "Chelsea's Place" model names. The recalled product came in three different colors: cherry, white, and black finishes. Some models of the bunk beds were available in metal instead of wood.
So far there have been no reported injuries to the company. The recalled beds were available at Hooker Furniture stores across the nation from August 2005 to August 2007. The bunk beds were manufactured in Malaysia and Vietnam.
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