Youth beds recalled, entrapment danger

July 3, 2008 2:03:10 PM PDT
About 9,350 youth beds were recalled Thursday because the toy chest that's attached to the bed can entrap children. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says a 22-month-old boy in Roseville, Calif., was killed when the lid of the toy chest on his LaJolla Boat Bed fell on his head, entrapping and strangling him.

The CPSC says the lid supports on the toy chest don't work properly and can close too quickly.

The recall involves two youth beds by Bayside Furnishings of San Diego, Calif. The beds are the LaJolla Boat Bed and the Pirates of the Caribbean Twin Trundle Bed. They were sold at Costco and other stores nationwide from January 2006 to May 2008 for between $700 and $1,400.

The pre-assembled toy chests are attached directly to the bed as footboards. The chests are designed in the shape of a ship or a boat's bow.

Parents and caregivers are advised to immediately stop children from using the toy chests. The CPSC says the children can still sleep in the beds, but must not use the toy chests.

Consumers can contact Bayside, a division of Whalen, for instructions on receiving a free repair kit with replacement lid supports.


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