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Toddler’s Death Prompts Bed Recall

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The Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a
voluntary recall of two beds following the strangulation death of 22-month-old
California toddler. The beds were made in China and imported by the San Diego
based Bayside Furnishings. Both of the beds were popular models, complete with
built in toy boxes and nautical themes. According to the CPSC the boy was
strangled when the lid of the toy chest, on his LaJolla Boat Bed, fell on the
back of his head, forcing his neck down onto the rim of the chest causing him
to suffocate.

The beds were sold almost exclusively at Costco locations
throughout the nation. The retail giant says that a letter has been sent out to
all of their members that purchased either of the beds and plans to have free
repair kits delivered by next week.

Just under 10,000 beds were sold in total from January of
2006 to May of 2008 for between $700 and $1,400. Consumers are urged to
immediately discontinue use of the toy chests and contact the firm for additional
instructions.

For
additional information, contact Bayside at (877) 494-2536 anytime, or visit the
firm’s Web site at www.baysidefurnishings.com to register online for the free
repair kit.