As announced yesterday, approximately 465,000 Dorel Asia Bunks Beds were recalled. The bunk bed recall was initiated because the beds posed a fall hazard. The company received numerous reports of the wood collapsing, which poses a serious hazard for the owners. As a Fort Lauderdale Products Liability Attorney, my immediate thought when I read about this recall was how it affects children. One would assume that many children use these bunk beds, and anytime that children are involved, the situation immediately becomes more serious.
The potential injuries are very frightening, which is why this recall is so important. According to the CPSC Dorel Asia Bunk Bed Recall Release, “The wooden side rails that run from the headboard to the footboard and hold the bunk bed’s mattress in place can split and cause the bunk bed to collapse, posing a fall hazard to consumers.” Anyone who owns this product needs to check with the CPSC report to see if their model number is affected. As a Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney, I think this recall is one of the more dangerous that I have seen in a while. We trust any product that a child uses is safe, and something like this is very worrisome because it is so unexpected.
From a Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyer’s, perspective, the problem with this recall is that it is so large. Unfortunately, nearly half a million bunk beds were recalled, so there is a lot of potential for harm and injury. There is a much higher risk for injury when so many people are potentially affected. Hopefully the announcement of the Dorel Asia Bunk Bed Recall will serve to limit any future injuries from the defective products.