CPSC, Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc. Announce Recall of Toy Boxes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2005
Release #05-248
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 274-0277
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

CPSC, Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc. Announce Recall of Toy Boxes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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: Stork Craft Toy Boxes

Units: About 3,300

Manufacturer: Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc., of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada

Hazard: The toy box’s lid support can fail, allowing the lid to collapse suddenly. This poses a strangulation hazard to young children, and possible impact injuries to a child’s head, neck, fingers or hands.

Incidents/Injuries: CPSC and Stork Craft have received two reports of the lid collapsing. No injuries have been reported. Stork Craft has received 11 consumer requests for replacement lid supports.

Description: The recall includes toy boxes with manufacture date codes between November 2002 and July 2004 and the following model numbers and colors: 01520-331 – white, 01520-334 – cherry, 01520-33C – cognac, 01520-33L – oak, and 01520-33N - natural. The manufacture date codes, model numbers, and colors are located on a label underneath the toy boxes. The toy boxes measure 27-inches long by 18-inches wide and 17-inches high. The boxes are constructed of pine.

Sold at: Wal-Mart and J.C. Penney Web sites, and other furniture and baby Web sites from December 2002 through April 2005 for about $90.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop young children from using these toy boxes and contact Stork Craft for information to determine if their toy box lid support needs to be replaced. If so, the firm will provide a free replacement lid support.

Consumer Contact: Contact Stork Craft toll-free at (877) 274-0277 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or go to the firm’s Web site at www.Storkcraft.com

Picture of Recalled Toy Box