Recall: Woven Storage Trunks
On 2010-05-20, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Woven Storage Trunks due to a potential strangulation hazard. This product sold new beginning in February 2009 for about $50 to $130.
About 400,000 units are involved in this Target storage trunk recall. Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 2nd recall of products in the Chests, Dressers & Trunks category in 2010.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 440-0680
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What is the problem?
The lid of the trunk can drop suddenly when released, posing a strangulation hazard to small children opening or reaching into the trunks.
Instance(s) of severe injuries have been reported.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall involves 14 different models of the storage trunks made of woven rattan, abaca or banana leaf with standard hinges. They measure more than 1.1 feet in length, width and depth and are brown or natural color.
These items were sold new+ at Target stores nationwide and on the Web at www.target.com from February 2009 through April 2010 for between $50 and $130.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled storage trunks and return them to any Target store for a full refund or replacement product.
For additional information, contact Target at (800)440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.target.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
CPSC has received two reports of injuries that occurred when the storage trunks� lids suddenly closed on children, including one report of an 18-month-old girl who reportedly suffered brain damage when the trunk�s lid came down on the back of her neck and pinned her throat against the rim of the trunk.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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