WASHINGTON - Target Corp. has issued a voluntary recall for approximately 350,000 woven storage trunks that pose a strangulation hazard for small children.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission the lid of the trunk can drop suddenly when released.

CPSC said it has received two reports of injuries that occurred when the storage trunks’ lids suddenly closed on children, including one report of an 18-month-old girl who reportedly suffered brain damage when the trunk’s lid came down on the back of her neck and pinned her throat against the rim of the trunk.

The trunks were exclusively sold at Target stores nationwide and on the retailer's website from February 2009 through April 2010 for between $50 and $130. They were made in China and the Philippines.

Read CPSC's press release.



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