Longwood Forest Recalls Angel Line Bunk Beds with Angled Ladders Due to Serious Entrapment and Strangulation Hazards; 2-Year-Old Child’s Death Reported
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Angel Line, of Laurel Springs, New Jersey, are announcing the recall of about 39,900 bunk beds with angled ladders due to a serious entrapment and strangulation hazards to children. A 2-year-old boy from Columbus, Ohio died in May 2018 after he was found unresponsive in a gap in the bunk bed ladder.
The metal hook fastening the ladder to the top bunk bed frame can move away or detach from the bed frame when the ladder is lifted and create a gap of more than 3.5 inches between the ladder step and bed frame. Children can get entrapped in that gap and strangle to death.
Three models of Angel Line Bunk Beds are included in this recall:
The model number is printed on a label on the headboard/footboard of the upper bunk. The bunk beds were made in Vietnam and imported by Longwood Forest Products of Pennsville, New Jersey.
To prevent another death, consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bunk beds, block children’s access to the bunk beds and contact Angel Line for a free repair kit with brackets to reinforce the angled bunk bed ladders. Consumers should not use the recalled bunk beds until the repair kit has been installed.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bunk beds, block children’s access to the bunk beds and contact Angel Line to receive a free repair kit with reinforcement brackets for the ladder. Consumers who paid for the bunk beds to be assembled when purchased will receive reimbursement for help with installing the repair kit if needed.
A 2-year-old boy from Columbus, Ohio died in May 2018 after he was found unresponsive in a gap in the bunk bed ladder.
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The recalled bunk beds were sold online at www.amazon.com, www.ojcommerce.com, www.walmart.com and www.wayfair.com from March 2016 through June 2021 for between $180 to $330.
Longwood Forest Products of Pennsville, New Jersey