At Home Procurement Recalls Tie Dye Fur Toy Trunk Storage Chest Over Suffocation Risk

At Home Procurement Issues Recall For Tie Dye Fur Toy Trunk Storage Chest Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazard

At Home Procurement Recalls Tie Dye Fur Toy Trunk Storage Chest Over Suffocation Risk

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (June 28, 2024) – At Home Procurement has recalled its Tie Dye Fur Toy Trunk Storage Chest over concerns that children can become entrapped and suffocate.

The recall date was listed as June 27, 2024 and about 990 chests were sold. The Tie Dye Fur Toy Trunk Storage Chest has several bright colors including pink, blue, green, and yellow.

A major concern with the toy trunks is that they do not contain lid support features or ventilation holes. This creates a risk that children can climb inside, become trapped and suffocate.

Liability For Toy Chest Suffocation Accidents

Accidents involving toy chest suffocation may seem like freak occurrences, but they are sadly far too common. According to KID, “at least 34 deaths to children under 18 have been reported between 1996 and 2014, all involving toy chests. Since 2005, more than 21,500 toy chests have been recalled due to hazards including strangulation, entrapment, injury, and lead poisoning.” There are a number of problems with the chests involved in these fatal accidents.

  • When the lids close, they latch automatically.
  • The chests often contain lid supports that fail, which can cause the lid to collapse suddenly.
  • Chests that lack lid support often do not have adequate ventilation.

Companies that manufacture chests have a legal obligation to ensure that they are reasonably safe. This means that companies must adhere to safety standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. It also means that companies need to rigorously test the products in all of the ways that they will be used. If a company creates a defective product or fails to warn about certain dangers, this could form the basis of a civil claim. It is important that certain steps be taken after any injury involving a toy chest.

  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • It should be determined if the chest was part of a recall.
  • An experienced product liability attorney should be contacted.

Children are naturally curious. They love to play games, and they often act in very unpredictable ways. Companies that manufacture toy chests have to understand that children will play inside these chests. They will hide inside them. This is a foreseeable outcome. But far too often, these same companies won’t take measures to prevent suffocation hazards. It is important for parents to understand that they do have rights if their children are injured.

Investigating Toy Chest Suffocation Accidents

We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates were deeply concerned to hear about the issues with the Tie Dye Fur Toy Trunk Storage Chests. It is deeply concerning that these chests were sold in the first place. Similar chests have been involved in dozens of suffocation deaths. The company that made this product should have known better.

Has your child been injured by a Tie Dye Fur Toy Trunk Storage Chest? You may have legal recourse. Our team of product liability attorneys is here for you. We are committed to making sure that accident victims get the support and justice that they are entitled to. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.