TRACY, Calif. – Bunk bed resource Zinus Inc. has recalled about 26,000 metal frame bunk beds due to a fall and injury hazard.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the welds that secure the upper bunk can come apart, which can cause the upper bunk to collapse.
The company has received 13 reports of the welds coming apart, including three reports of multiple welds failing simultaneously. Of the 13 reports received thus far, three have resulted in bumps and bruises after the user fell from the upper bunk to the floor.
Consumers have been advised to immediately stop using the recalled upper bunk and contact the company for instructions on receiving a free repair kit with reinforcement brackets. Consumers can also ask for a full refund. The company also said it is contacting all known purchasers directly.
The CPSC said the recall involves three models of Zinus’ metal bunk beds. The OPLBB model is a black twin-over-twin bed whose posts have a square cross section. The RPBB model is a blue twin-over-twin model whose posts have a circular cross section. The NTBB model is a gray, twin-over-full bed whose posts have a circular cross section.
All models have ladders that are built into the head and the foot of the bed. The model number is also printed on a label on the horizontal bar of the guard rail of the upper bunk.
For additional information, customers can contact Zinus at (800) 613-1225 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. Or they can reach the company via email at email@example.com or online at www.zinus.com and click on the “Bunk Bed Recall” tab under the Support category.