|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2005
|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
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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