Rosalco, Inc. offers reinforcement brackets for children’s tubular metal bunk beds
In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Rosalco, Inc., Jeffersonville, IN, is voluntarily providing reinforcement brackets for certain children’s tubular metal frame bunk beds. The upper level can fall unexpectedly causing the bunk bed to collapse.
PRODUCT: Approximately 175,000 high gloss, tubular metal frame, twin size/full size children’s bunk bed, Rosalco models 3007 (red), 3027 (blue), 3207 (white), and 3227 (black) sold from January 1990 to present. (Twin size on top; full size on bottom.) Also metal frame twin size/twin size bunk beds, Rosalco models 3006 (red), 3026 (blue) 3206 (white, and 3226 (black). All beds have rectangular mattress support side rails measuring 1 inch by 2 inches.
PROBLEM: The bunk bed may unexpectedly collapse during use. Bed occupants may be injured by the falling upper bunk.
WHAT TO DO: Stop using affected beds as bunk beds immediately. To determine if you have a Rosalco bed, contact the retailer for information on the importer or manufacturer of the bed. Consumers with affected Rosalco beds should call the company toll-free at (800) 833-1545 for a free retrofit kit to reinforce the bed.
Rosalco, Inc., an Indiana importer, has sold about 175,000 such beds since January 1990 in retail stores nationwide. The beds sold for approximately $150 to $300 each. Rosalco has received about 150 reports of these beds breaking; including 10 reports of alleged injury when the beds failed. The Company is offering free reinforcement brackets to avoid further incidents.
The bunk beds subject to this program (models 3006, 3007, 3026, 3027, 3206, 3207, 3226 and 3227) have metal frames made of hollow painted tubes. The glossy painted frame can be either red, blue, white or black. The beds use a standard twin size mattress on the top bunk and either a twin or full size mattress on the bottom bunk. The beds have a total of 18 crossbars to support the mattresses. The two rectangular mattress support side rails are 1 inch wide and 2 inches high, and a metal ladder attaches to the side of the bed as a separate unit.
Rosalco sold slightly different versions of the bunk bed models listed above that are not subject to the retrofit program. These beds have mattress support side rails that measure 1 1/2 inches by 3/4 inches. Only beds with side rails measuring 1 inch by 2 inches require the reinforcement brackets.
Consumers should immediately stop using affected beds as bunk beds. To determine if you have a Rosalco bed, contact the retailer to determine the importer or manufacturer of the bed. Consumers with affected Rosalco beds should call the company toll- free at (800) 833-1545. Rosalco, Inc. is offering consumers a retrofit kit that will reinforce the upper bunk when assembled on the upper and lower corner joints.
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