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Product name Bunk bed assembly kits sold under the brand name Bed-N-Loft Kits
Description The kit contains hardware, including bed frame brackets and screws, for assembly of a wood bunk bed or loft system. The kit was sold in a cardboard box labeled in part, “Do-It-Yourself Bed-In-Loft Hardware Kit...Ideal For: Dorm Rooms, Children’s Rooms, Spare Bedrooms, Cabins & Cottages... Made in U.S.A....NE 8830.” 
Problem Some kits did not include hardware or instructions for installing guardrails on the top bunk. A child could fall or become entrapped between the wall and the mattress if there are not guardrails on the top bunk. Other kits had incorrect assembly instructions for the guardrails, which caused spaces on the top bunk to be larger than 3.5 inches. This space could be large enough for a child’s body to fall through, but small enough to entrap a child’s head and possible strangle. Manufacturers and importers urge parents and care givers not to put children under the age of 6 on the top bunk. 
Distribution Menard’s Payless Cashways, Cotter-Miller, and Woodworker’s Supply stores mainly in the Midwest. 
Company Newco Inc., 877-865-5191. 
Dates sold January 1994 through September 1998. 
Date posted 12/27/2001 

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