WASHINGTON -- IKEA has recalled 40,000 pine and beech wood junior beds. The recall, made by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission and its Canadian counterpart, gives a window to the international supply chain of IKEA furniture.

The 40,000 beds - 18,000 sold in Canada and 22,000 sold in the U.S. - were manufactured in Poland, Bosnia Herzegovina and Romania. IKEA North America Services LLC, of Conshohocken, PA is the importer of record.

Although no injuries have been reported, the beds are said to  present a laceration hazard stemming from a metal rod connecting the guard rail to the bed frame, which can break in use.

IKEA plans to send a free repair kit to owners of the beds. Consumers call 888-966-4532 or visit www.ikea-usa.com and click on the recall link.

The Kritter pine wood beds have animal cut-outs, such as a dog and cat, on the headboard and a date stamp of 1114 to 1322 representing the year and week of production. The Sniglar natural beech wood beds have a white painted fiberboard insert on the headboard and footboard of the bed and a date stamp of 1114 to 1318.

Have something to say? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.