Minnesota Co. Recalls Toy ChestsSep 4, 2002 | AP
A Minnesota company is recalling about 3,300 toy chests because the lids could collapse, causing injury to children's necks, fingers and hands.
XL Machine Ltd., of Eden Prairie, has received one report of screws in the lid support hinge of a toy chest coming loose, causing a neck injury, the Consumer Product Safety Commission ( news - web sites) said Wednesday.
The recalled toy chests, made in China, measure 18.5 inches by 12 inches by 12 inches and were sold under the Playskool brand name. The top lid on the chests depicts the Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head characters and the PLAYSKOOL logo, while the bottom of the chest bears the words "DISTRIBUTED BY: XL MACHINE LTD, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55347." The front panel has a Glow Worm character and a dog.
Target stores nationwide sold the chests from October through December 2001.