Recalls this week: Bunk beds, curtains

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Posted: May 06, 2011 12:40 PM
Recalls this week: Bunk beds, curtains

To ensure that your children's bedrooms are safe, check this week's list of recalls.

Among the items recalled are wooden bunk beds and beaded curtains. In the case of the bunk beds, the manufacturer said the rails could split or break and cause the beds to collapse. Despite nearly two dozen reported incidents, the company says only a handful of minor injuries were reported.

Here are this week's recalls:

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WOODEN BUNK BEDS

DETAILS: The wooden bunk beds were manufactured by Dorel Asia SRL of Barbados and sold at Walmart, Kmart and Target stores and on the retailers' websites from September 2004 through September 2009. The bunk beds were made in Vietnam.

WHY: The rails that hold the mattress in place can split and cause the bed to collapse.

INCIDENTS: The company has received 23 reports of the side rails cracking or breaking, including seven reports of minor bruises or abrasions.

HOW MANY: About 445,000 in the United States and 21,700 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Call 800-295-1980; visit www.dorelasia.com.

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BEADED CURTAINS

DETAILS: The two styles of beaded curtains were imported from China by GMA Accessories Inc. of New York and distributed by Tween Brands Inc., doing business as Justice, of New Albany, Ohio. The curtains were sold at Justice stores nationwide and online from August 2010 through March.

WHY: A risk of entanglement and strangulation are posed when running through the beaded curtains.

INCIDENTS: The company received two reports of consumers becoming entangled, but no injuries were reported.

HOW MANY: About 36,000.

FOR MORE: Call 800-934-4497; visit www.shopjustice.com.

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BOWLING GAMES

DETAILS: The Toy Story 3 Bowling Game was recalled by G.A. Gertmenian and Sons LLC of Los Angeles. The recall affects games with a batch marking of JA 148, which appears on the bottom on the packaging above the bar code. The games were sold at Walmart stores between Sept. 1 and Sept. 25 of last year.

WHY: The red paint on some bowling pins is in excess of the maximum allowable level of the federal lead paint standard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 600.

FOR MORE: Call 888-224-4181; email Gertmenian(at)Gertmenian.com.

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SHEET SANDERS

DETAILS: The Ryobi 1/4 Sheet Sanders were imported by One World Technologies Inc. of Anderson, S.C., and sold at Home Depot, Gardner, Inc., Tap Enterprises Inc., Direct Tools Factory Outlets, Amazon.com, and ToolKing.com from June 2005 through August 2010. The sheet sanders were manufactured in China.

WHY: Pieces of the fan can break off from the fan assembly and be ejected from the product, posing a laceration hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: The company has received 31 reports of broken fan pieces being ejected from the sander, including two reports of minor lacerations.

HOW MANY: About 300,000.

FOR MORE: Call 800-597-9624; visit www.ryobitools.com.

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BUOYANCY CONTROL DEVICES

DETAILS: Some Sea Elite Scout and Profile model buoyancy control devices imported from China by WRK Enterprises doing business as Edge Dive Gear of Macon, Ga. They were sold at Divers Supply Store locations nationwide and online in Canada from May 2009 through October 2010.

WHY: The spring in the over pressure valve can corrode and break, preventing the buoyancy control device from retaining air and posing a drowning hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 405 in the U.S. and 48 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Contact Chris Richardson at 888-370-3483.

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BUOYANCY DEVICES

DETAILS: Some Edge Freedom and Stealth models and the HOG 32lb Wing model imported from China by WRK Enterprises doing business as Edge Dive Gear of Macon, Ga. The devices were sold from May 2009 through October 2010 by authorized Edge and HOG dealers nationwide, and in Canada.

WHY: The spring in the over pressure valve can corrode and break, preventing the buoyancy control device from retaining air, posing a drowning hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 750 in the U.S. and 20 in Canada.

FOR MORE: Contact Chris Richardson at 888-370-3483.