|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 25, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 464-0164
Home Decorators Collection Recalls Storage Trunks Due to Entrapment and Suffocation Hazards
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: Home Decorators Collection Leather Suitcase Trunks
Units: About 500
Distributor: Home Decorators Collection, of St. Louis, Mo.
Hazard: The trunk has an exterior clasp that can lock unexpectedly when the trunk lid closes. If a child climbs inside the trunk, he/she may not be able to open the trunk from the inside. This poses an entrapment and suffocation hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled trunks are leather bound and have a handle on each side, and a clasp on the front. The trunks are burgundy or brown and are sold in three sizes: small, medium and large. The following catalog numbers were used to identify the product:
|Product Name||Sizes||Catalog Number|
|Large||24"H x 36"W x 20"D||3755910150|
|Medium||20"H x 30"W x 16"D||3755905150|
|Small||16"H x 23.5"W x 12"D||3755900150|
Sold at: Home Decorators Collection retail stores nationwide, catalogs, and online at www.homedecorators.com from January 2006 through November 2006 for between $60 and $190.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Customers should stop using the trunk immediately and keep it out of the reach of children. Consumers should contact the firm for information on receiving a replacement product or a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact Home Decorators Collection at 800 464-0164 between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. CT Monday through Friday and between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday.
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