WASHINGTON, DC (CPSC)--The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Woven Storage Trunks
Units: About 350,000
Importer: Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn.
Hazard: The lid of the trunk can drop suddenly when released, posing a strangulation hazard to small children opening or reaching into the trunks.
Incidents/Injuries: 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.
Description: 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.
Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide and on the Web at www.target.com from February 2009 through April 2010 for between $50 and $130.
Manufactured in: China and Philippines
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled storage trunks and return them to any Target store for a full refund or replacement product.
Consumer Contact: 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
Information Provided By: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission