On May 20, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Target Corp. announced a safety recall of approximately 350,000 woven storage trunks, sold in Target stores nationwide and online from February 2009 through April 2010 for between $50 and $130.
The CPSC is recalling the storage trunks after receiving two reports of injuries that occurred when the lids of the trunks slammed closed on children. One 18-month-old girl reportedly suffered brain damage after the lid closed on the back of her neck and pinned her throat against the edge of the trunk.
The recall affects 14 different models of the storage trunks that measure more than 1.1 feet in length, width, and depth. Trunks made of woven rattan, abaca, or banana leaf with standard hinges have been recalled.
Consumers are advised to stop using the storage trunks immediately and return the item to any Target store for a full refund.