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CPSC, Pottery Barn Kids Announce Recall of Toy Chests

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Recall Date:
June 29, 2005

Recall Details

June 29, 2005
Release #05-211
Firm's Recall Hotline:(800) 699-0449


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Cameron Toy Chest

Units: About 5,800

Manufacturer: Pottery Barn Kids of San Francisco, Calif.

Hazard: A problem with the lid support on the toy chest 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 includes the Cameron toy chest in model numbers 4825378 (Honey), 6252852 (Espresso) and 4825386 (White). The product name and model number is located on a label affixed to the back of the toy chest. Inside the lid of the toy chest is a blackboard and an extra storage shelf. The toy chests are made of American hardwood frame with veneer panels and measure 40 x 18 x 20" high.

Sold at: Pottery Barn Kids' Web site, catalog and retail stores nationwide from December 2003 through April 2005 for $349.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop young children from using these toy chests and contact Pottery Barn Kids to determine if their toy chest lid support needs replacement. Pottery Barn Kids will provide consumers with a free lid support replacement kit.

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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