If You Have This Bed at Home, Stop Using It Now

This popular piece of furniture is being recalled over serious concerns about its safety.

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For many parents, the biggest concerns about tucking their kids into bed at night are bad dreams and last-minute demands for another story or song. But depending on the type of bed your kids are sleeping in, you might have reason to be seriously concerned for their safety, too. Approximately 26,000 popular bunk beds are being pulled from the market over the injury risk they pose to anyone using them. Read on to discover if the furniture you have at home is affected by the recall, and for more products to ditch for the sake of your safety, If You Bought One of These in Lockdown, Stop Using It Now.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recently announced the recall of Zinus metal bunk beds due to the risk of the upper bunk collapsing. According to the recall notice, the welded areas that hold the upper bunk in place can separate, resulting in the potential for the bed to fall. "Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled upper bunk and contact the firm for instructions on receiving a free repair kit with reinforcement brackets or a full refund," says the CPSC, noting that Zinus will also be contacting anyone who has purchased one of the bunk beds affected by the recall.

As of Nov. 12, there had been 13 reports of the bunk beds' welds separating, resulting in three minor injuries related to users falling off the bed. The recall affects the brand's OPLBB model, a black twin-over-twin bed, and the NTBB model, a gray twin-over-full model, both of which were sold online through Amazon, Walmart, Wayfair, Overstock, Home Depot, and Zinus' website between Dec. 2016 and Jan. 2020.

The bunk beds join a long list of popular household items to be recalled recently—read on to discover which items you should return immediately. And if you want to stay safe, If You Have These Popular Pieces of Furniture at Home, Get Rid of Them.

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Oakmont LP fire tables

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If you're thinking of lighting a fire in your backyard to combat the chilly weather, make sure your fire pit is safe enough to do so. The CPSC recently announced the recall of approximately 11,000 Oakmont LP fire pit tables sold at Big Lots between Jan. and June of 2020 due to fire concerns. The tables in question are subject to a supply hose defect, which can lead to the hose melting or even igniting. At the time of the recall, there had been 17 reports of incorrectly installed hoses, 12 reports of hoses igniting, and four reports of "minor property damage," the CPSC reports. And or more serious safety hazards to avoid, This Common Household Item Has Been Recalled Over Fire Risk.

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Sonoma Goods For Life candles

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A popular three-wick candle sold at Kohl's has been pulled from the market over safety concerns. The Sonoma Goods for Life three-wick candle has been recalled after Kohl's received 29 reports of the candle giving off unusually high flames and the glass surrounding the candle cracking, resulting in both burn injuries and property damage. In total, 512,000 candles sold between Dec. 2019 and Oct. 2020 were recalled. Anyone with one at home can return theirs to Kohl's for a refund or store credit. And for a different kind of hazard lurking in your home, If You Bought This at Walmart, Throw It Away Now.

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Ring doorbells

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Yeti Rambler travel mugs

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Bringing your coffee from home can save you money—but it could also put your safety in jeopardy if you're carrying it in a Yeti Rambler travel mug. The CPSC reports that 15,000 Yeti Rambler travel mugs have been recalled because the magnet used to secure the lid's sliding mechanism could eject, putting users at risk for spills and therefore burns. And for another drink that could cause you a different kind of problem, know that If You Have This Milk in Your Fridge, You Should Get Rid of It Now.

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