Target has announced a product recall to remove roughly 350,000 woven toy chests that are potentially hazardous to children. According to the New York Times, the recall comes after an 18-month-old child suffered a traumatic brain injury after her neck was entrapped by the lid of the chest. When the lid fell on her neck, it cut off oxygen to her brain, which led to severe brain damage.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission website reports that the product poses a strangulation threat among small children who may reach into the chest for toys or other items. The lid is prone to dropping suddenly which can entrap a child’s head and neck and cut off oxygen to his or her brain. The CPSC website reports that the recall covers 14 models sold between February 2009 and April of this year. If you own one of these models, the CPSC and Target recommend that you stop using the chest immediately and return it to a Target store for a refund. To learn more about this product recall, click the link.
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