Recalls

Almost 40,000 bunk beds have been recalled as strangulation hazards. A 2-year-old died

Bunk beds should symbolize siblings or sleepover fun, not a child’s funeral. That’s why Longwood Forest finally recalled about 39,900 of Angel Line Bunk Beds with angled ladders.

The problem, as stated by the U.S. Consumer Product Commission recall notice: “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, causing the gap between the ladder step and bed frame to open wider than 3.5 inches, posing serious entrapment and strangulation hazards.”

And, the alert states, “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.”

This covers these designs, sold on Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Wayfair.com and OJCommerce.com:

Twin over twin design Fremont, model Nos. 71210-21, 71210-49 and 71210-67;

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Angel Line Fremont Twin over Bunk Bed with angled ladder U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Twin over twin design Creston, model Nos. 71230-21, 71230-49 and 71230-75;

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Angel Line Creston Twin Bunk Bed with angled ladder U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Twin over full design Brandon, model Nos. 71420-21 and 71420-75.

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Angel Line Brandon Twin Over Full Bunk Bed with angled ladder. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Though Longwood Forest is making the recall, Angel Line is dealing with it. Angel Line is offering to send a free repair kit to reinforce the bunk bed ladders, although you can press for a refund.

To contact Angel Line, call 844-542-0694, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Eastern time; email at repairkit@angelline.com; or order the kit through the recall portion of the Angel Line website.

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