Product Recall: Walker Edison Twin Cottage Bunk Bed

Product Recall: Walker Edison Twin Cottage Bunk Bed

In previous blog posts, we’ve talked about safe sleep environments for babies, but this latest news alert has to do with children’s beds, not cribs and bassinets.  A bunk bed sold by many popular retailers is being recalled due to a falling risk. 

It is always our goal to alert our Child Safety Store readers of any potential hazard or concern involving their children’s safety. Therefore, take a look below at the details regarding a recent recall of Walker Edison bunk beds.

What Item Was Recalled?

A specific model of bunk beds by the furniture brand Walker Edison has been recalled.  The wood “Cottage”-style product connects two twin beds with an integrated ladder down the side of it. This allows for two people to sleep, but uses only the floor space of one bed. The bunk beds were sold in blue, brown, red and white.

Why Was the Walker Edison Twin Cottage Bunk Bed Recalled?

Walker Edison has recalled these bunk beds after two reported falling incidents.  While no injuries were reported, the potential for someone getting hurt is greater than the risk.  In the two reported incidents, the bunk bed’s support boards broke.

What To Do if You Have This Item

These slatted wooden beds were sold in by popular retailers, including Walmart.com and Target.com. The model number is printed on a label on the inside of the bed rail or footboard: blue (BWTOTCOTBU), brown (BWTOTCOTES), red (BWTOTCOTRD) and white (BWTOTCOTWH). If you have one of the recalled items, you should stop using the bed right away and contact Walker Edison.  They will arrange for the free installation of a replacement product.

Details for Recalled Walker Edison Twin Cottage Bunk Bed

Here is a photo of the recalled Walker Edison Twin Cottage Bunk Bed:

 

Here is the recall information, directly from the Consumer Product Safety Commission's official website:

Name of product:

Children’s bunk beds 

Hazard:

The bunk bed’s support boards can break, posing fall and injury hazards.

Remedy:

Replace

Recall Date:

September 5, 2019

Units:

About 1,200

Consumer Contact:

Walker Edison Furniture toll-free at 877-203-2917 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, email at service@walkeredison.com or online at www.walkeredison.com and click on the Contact Us link for more information.

Description:

This recall involves Walker Edison’s Twin Cottage bunk beds. The wooden bunk beds were sold in blue (BWTOTCOTBU), brown (BWTOTCOTES), red (BWTOTCOTRD) and white (BWTOTCOTWH) and in a twin over twin combination. All models have a ladder down the side. Walker Edison Furniture, Made in Brazil and the model number are printed on a label on the inside of the bed rail or foot board. 

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately stop using the bunk beds and contact Walker Edison Furniture to arrange for free replacement bunk beds and free installation by Walker Edison Furniture. The firm is contacting all known customers directly.

Incidents/Injuries:

Walker Edison is aware of two incidents of the bunk bed’s support boards breaking.  No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:

Online at Overstock.com, Pier1.com, Target.com, WalkerEdison.com, Walmart.com, Wayfair.com and other online retailers from July 2018 through April 2019 for about $650.

Importer(s):

Walker Edison Furniture Company LLC, of Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Recall number:

19-779

We love that Walker Edison company is being proactive about this recall. They are contacting all known customers directly. Still, you should take note of the recommended actions and be stopping using this items immediately. Being extra cautious simply means that you’re preventing any potential injury before anything can happen.

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