Target Storage Trunk Recall Issued After 18-Month Old Suffers Brain Damage
About 350,000 Target woven storage trunks have been recalled due to dangerous and defective lids, which can drop suddenly when released. There have been several reports of injuries associated with the Target storage trunk lids, including one 18 month-old girl who reportedly suffered a brain injury when the trunk’s lid came down on the back of her neck and pinned her throat against the rim of the trunk.
The storage trunk recall was issued on May 20 by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Target Corp. If the heavy lid slams down, it could pose a serious strangulation hazard for young children opening or reaching into the Target storage trunk.
The recall affects14 different models of Target woven storage trunks, which are made of rattan, abaca or banana leaf, with standard hinges. The recall affects trunks with the following Target DPCI numbers: 002-07-0736, 002-07-0922, 002-07-0613, 002-07-0589, 002-07-0620, 002-07-0556, 065-15-0855, 065-15-0914, 002-07-0982, 065-15-1023, 10917638, 10917600, 10917639, and 10917815.
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Images and additional details about each trunk brand affected by the recall can be found on Target’s recall web page.
The trunks were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and through their website at www.target.com for between $50 and $130 from February 2009 through April 2010.
The CPSC recommends that consumers immediately stop using the trunks and return them to Target for a full refund or replacement product.
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