Recall: Raymond Oak Inc. Recall of Toy Chests

March 21, 2003
Alert #03-530

CPSC, Raymond Oak Inc. Announce Recall of Toy Chests

PRODUCT: Toy Chests - Raymond Oak Inc., of Fountain Valley, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 200 toy chests. The toy chests are wooden and were manufactured with a natural birch or oak finish. The chests measure 36-inches in length, 20-inches in width and 21-inches in height. A sticker on the toy chests reads "MADE IN CHINA" and "SC51CT-MP." Furniture stores nationwide sold the recalled toy chests from May 2000 through January 2002 for about $99.

PROBLEM: The toy chest's lid support hinges can fail, allowing the lid to fall onto a child's head, neck, fingers or hands. In addition, spaces at the end of the hinge on the lid can cause pinch, crush or laceration injuries to children's fingers.

INCIDENTS/INJURIES: CPSC and Raymond Oak Inc. have received one report of a 7-year-old girl whose finger was bruised after the toy chest lid slammed down on her left index finger.

WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop children from using the recalled toy chests immediately and contact the firm to receive a $79 refund. Consumers can contact Raymond Oak Inc. at (866) 614-1281 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Raymond Oak Inc. has contacted all known purchasers by phone or mail. All but 20 of the toy chests have been returned.

picture of recalled toy chest