Tuesday, July 8, 2008

RECALL: Bayside Furnishings Recalls Youth Bed Toy Chests Sold At Costco After the Death of a 22-month-old Child

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Bayside Furnishings of San Diego, Calif., on July 3rd announced a voluntary recall of about 9,350 LaJolla Boat Bed and Pirates of the Caribbean Twin Trundle Beds (pictured). The lid supports on the toy chests fail to prevent the lid from closing too quickly, posing an entrapment and strangulation hazard to young children. The Commission received one report of a death involving a 22-month-old boy of Roseville, California. He strangled when the lid of the toy chest fell on the back of his head and entrapped his neck on the edge of the chest of a LaJolla Boat Bed. This recall involves two styles of Bayside youth beds: the LaJolla Boat Bed and the Pirates of the Caribbean Twin Trundle Bed. The preassembled toy chests are designed in the shape of a ship or boat’s “bow” and attached to the beds as a footboard. The LaJolla Boat Bed toy chest has a hardwood top and white wood base with a blue stripe. The Pirates Boat Bed toy chest has a hardwood top, wheel shape and brown wood base with decorative carvings. They were sold at Costco and furniture retail stores nationwide and Costco.com from January 2006 through May 2008 for between $700 and $1,400 and manufactured in China.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop children from using the recalled toy chests and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a free repair kit with replacement lid supports.
For additional information, contact Bayside at 877-494-2536 anytime, or visit http://www.baysidefurnishings.com/ to register online for the free repair kit.

No comments: