Target has issued a recall of woven storage trunks after two reports of injuries to children, including one in which the toddler was left brain damaged, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
"The lid of the trunk can drop suddenly when released, posing a strangulation hazard to small children opening or reaching into the trunks," the CPSC said in the recall announcement.
The two injuries were reported to the CPSC, including an 18-month-old girl who was badly injured and was reported to have suffered brain damage when the lid of one of trunks fell onto her neck, pinning her throat to the trunk's rim.
Target sold about 350,000 of the trunks in 14 different models from February 2009 until April 2010 both at stores and online. They sold for $50-$130 and were made in China and the Philippines.
Additional photos of the trunks are available on the CPSC site.
Those who have the trunks are urged by the CPSC to stop using them immediately. Bring the trunk to any Target store to get either a full refund or a replacement. The CPSC warned that it is illegal to try to resell any item that has been recalled.
For more information, call Target at (800) 440-0680 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern Time.
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