The CPSC, in cooperation with Stork Craft Manufacturing Inc., of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, announced a voluntary recall of about 3,300 Stork Craft Toy Boxes manufactured in China.
Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.
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.
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.
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.
The products were sold at Wal-Mart and J.C. Penney Web sites and at furniture, baby, and juvenile stores nationwide from December 2002 through April 2005 for about $90.
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.
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