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Bunk Bed (Wood)
Furniture, Furnishings & Decorations
Bedroom, Bedding & Bath
Bunk Beds (661)
SOUTH SHORE LTD.    
Twin Top loft bed
3576lbed
unknown
unknown
 
 
Cymax store
Texas
12/25/2010
Consumer stated that while her 5 year old son who weighs about 45 pounds was climbing across the bed which is a loft ( located at the top, open space beneath it) she heard the bed braces cracked and pulled him off immediately to prevent him from falling through to the floor. There was no injury. The side boards broke on the bed. These braces where pre-assembled before she put the bed together.

8/22/11 Consumer stated that she contacted the manufacturer and was advised that they could replaced the braces and she inquired if they would be different from the original because it was not supportive. Manufacturer advised that they were not able to do anything else.

Consumer feels that this bed is a safety hazard and should be reported.
8/21/2011
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
Incident, No Injury
Unspecified
Male
5 years
Yes
No
No
Yes
N/A
Comment from SOUTH SHORE INDUSTRIES LTD. 10/12/2011
This twin loft bed 3576-087 has been manufactured since April 2010. More than 1500 units have been sold until now. This is the first complaint we have received on this matter. This loft bed is designed and certified as per ASTM F1427 “Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bunk Beds”. Third party testing certificate from Bureau Veritas is available upon request.

When we received this complaint, our quality department verified furniture in stock as per our specification and some beds were tested again in our laboratory. Standards require that after applying a weight of 400 lb in center of bed during 5 minutes there should be no failure. We have applied a weight of 495 lb for 72 hours and no failure has occurred.

There is also a warning on the bed as well as on 2 sides of the box and even on the assembly guide about the safe use of loft bed such as “to help prevent serious or fatal injuries from entrapment or falls,…prohibit horseplay on bed and prohibit more than one person on upper bunk”.

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