U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Communications Washington, D.C.
Improvements Catalog Recalls Adjustable Ottoman Beds Due to Fall Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Adjustable Ottoman Bed
Units: About 800
Distributor: JN Bailey and Associates Inc., of Dayton, Ohio
Retailer: Improvements Catalog, of Maple Heights, Ohio
Hazard: When the ottoman is converted into a bed and weight is put on it, it can collapse, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: Improvements Catalog is aware of five reports of the bed collapsing, including two reports of minor injuries.
Description: The product is a ottoman on casters with folding metal frame and a high-density polyfoam mattress. The ottoman can open out and be converted into a twin-sized bed. Fabric covers are sold separately.
Sold at: Improvements and Skymall catalogs and online at Improvementscatalog.com and Skymall.com from May 2011 to August 2011 for between $150 and $190.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Improvements to receive a store credit for the full amount of the purchase price.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Improvements at (800) 985-6044, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET or visit the firm’s website at www.improvementscatalog.com. Improvements is contacting all purchasers directly.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products—such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals—contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, go online to: SaferProducts.gov, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain this news release and product safety information at www.cpsc.gov. To join a free e-mail subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx.