A futon bunk bed features a bed (typically a twin size) above a sitting area that converts to a sleeping area which is usually double-bed sized. A side ladder allows children to climb up to the top bed. This dual-purpose design can be useful in a home where children share a bedroom, or where a child wants a sitting space in his or her room. However, futon bunk beds must be designed and manufactured so that they are safe for children.
The bed must not have room behind the upright futon or near the side ladder where a child can become trapped when the futon and its metal frame are lowered from the upright, sitting position to the flat, sleeping position. Also, the ladder rung area must not be sized small enough so that a child’s body but not their head can pass through, as this poses a head and neck entrapment hazard.
If your child has been injured or killed due to a defective futon bunk bed, contact the defective product attorneys at Carr & Carr. We have worked with hundreds of families of children who have been harmed and would like to see if we can help you, too. Email us or call 1-877-392-4878 to talk with an attorney who can help you determine your legal options.
If you have been injured by a product that you feel is dangerous and are considering legal action, you need to:
- Make notes about how the injury occurred. The more information you can give us, the better able we are to help you.
- Keep the product that you believe caused your injury. If a lawsuit is brought against a manufacturer or distributor or others, it is necessary to prove that the product caused the injury. The product is needed to help prove it was dangerous and how it caused the injury. An injury alone does not prove that a product was defective.
- Store the product in a safe place until your claim is resolved. If you do not have anywhere to keep the product, your attorney can probably help you find someplace.
- If you do not have the product, contact Carr & Carr Attorneys because we may be able to acquire a similar product for you. The sooner you talk with us, the sooner we may be able to help you. This is especially true if a product was recently recalled.
Carr & Carr has offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, as well as Springdale in Northwest Arkansas. We help people across the U.S. who have been injured due to the negligence of others. Let the caring attorneys at Carr & Carr take care of the legal issues while you focus on getting your life put back together after a devastating incident. Remember, by taking legal action you might be protecting other children from unnecessary suffering and helping make futon bunk beds and other furniture safer in the future.