If you’ve got a set of bunk beds in the kids’ room, you are going to want to check the brand. Seven different brands of bunk beds have been recalled over concerns they could collapse and kill children. How scary!
The concerning bunk beds are made by Melbourne furniture company, Fitting Furniture, with the recall including both double and triple bunks sold between 22 February 2016 and 30 May 2019.
Bunk bed recall
Below are the specifics of the recalled seven bunk beds:
1. Bunk Bed Compact Mini Low Height – Innovative Design! – BNKMIDCOM1
2. Bunk Bed Mid Height with built-in Bookshelf – BNKMIDBook1
3. Bunk Bed with built-in Bookshelf & optional trundle or drawers – BNKBook101
4. Cubby House Bunk Bed With Open Shelves – LFTCBBYOS
5. High loft bed with Open shelves & Optional 2 Drawer Desk – LFTWDSK
6. Triple Bunk Bed – Single over double bed + Optional trundle – BNKTP2
7. Triple Transverse bunk bed – Three single beds in one – BNKTP1
What’s the issue?
According to Product Safety Australia, the plastic brackets holding the bunk beds together may crack or break. This may be caused by the over-tightening of the screws on the brackets or by misuse, for example, repeated jumping on or climbing over the sides of the bed.
If the brackets crack or break, the bunk bed may collapse and could result in a fall, serious injury or even death.”
What should consumers do?
If you have one of the bunk beds above, you should immediately find alternative sleeping arrangements for the kids.
You will also need to contact Fitting Furniture. The team will then send you a set of upgraded replacement metal brackets, including a new set of fixing screws and covers. Each set will come with instructions for the replacement of the current brackets with the upgraded metal brackets and is free of charge.
For more information, contact Fitting Furniture on 1300 835 841 or email [email protected].