Recall: You might lose sleep over this bunk bed -- it can collapse


If having your kids in bunk beds ever made you nervous, here's a set you have good reason to worry about.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of 20,000 wood bunk beds sold nationwide by Big Lots Stores because the slats that support the mattresses and keep the kid from tumbling out of the top bunk have a propensity for breaking.

Big Lots told the CPSC that customers reported 14 incidents of slats cracking or breaking -- including four cases that resulted in injuries. Typically, only a fraction of incidents are reported to companies or the government.

The CPSC said the problem with the slats could lead the beds to collapse or lead to a child falling out. Consumers are urged to stop using the beds until repairs are made.

The recalled beds have a three-step ladder and the model numbers WP-9108-1 and WP-9108-2. Consumers can find the model number on a sticker on the interior panel of the headboard or foot board.

The Vietnamese-made beds were sold only at Big Lots stores and cost about $300.

To return the defective parts and receive a repair kit at no charge, contact Big Lots at 866-244-5687 between 9 a..m. and 5 p.m Eastern Time weekdays.