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CPSC, Pottery Barn Kids Announce Recall of Outdoor Trunks

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Recall Date:
June 29, 2005

Recall Details

June 29, 2005
Alert #05-584

The following product safety recall was conducted voluntarily by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Chesapeake Outdoor Trunk

Units: About 80

Retailer: Pottery Barn Kids of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: A problem with the lid support on the trunk could cause the lid not to stay open, posing the risk of an impact injury to a child's head, fingers or hands.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries or incidents have been reported.

Description: This recall involves all Chesapeake Outdoor Trunks. The model number (6512982) is printed on a sticker under the trunk. The trunks are made of tropical hardwood and measure 40 x 19 x 25" high.

Sold Through: Pottery Barn Kids Web site and catalog from March 2005 through late April 2005 for about $350.

Manufactured in: Indonesia

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop young children from using these outdoor trunks and contact Pottery Barn Kids to determine if their trunk is included in the recall. Pottery Barn Kids will provide consumers with a replacement trunk or refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact Pottery Barn Kids at (800) 699-0449 between 7 a.m. and 12 midnight daily or visit the firm's Web site at

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years. Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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