Name of product:
Stainless steel tool chests
The inside of the right door has a metal stopper or flange with a sharp edge running the length of the door, which poses a laceration hazard.
Recall date:
April 10, 2014
About 20,000
Consumer Contact:

Whalen toll-free at (866) 942-5362 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at and click on "Recalls" for more information.

Recall Details


The recalled tool chests are about 72 inches long, 37? inches high and 19 inches deep. They are made of stainless steel with a 1? inch thick wooden block top and with ten storage drawers on the left and center in a variety of heights. The right side has a cabinet with shelves and peg board to hang tools on the inside of the door. The chest stands on swivel caster wheels and has handles on each end that can be used to move the unit. Whalen item number WSMTB72 and Costco item number 496675 are printed in the assembly instructions.


Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Whalen for a free  repair kit that includes a protective cover for the flange. Whalen is contacting all purchasers directly.


Whalen has received 11 reports of injuries, including nine reports of minor cuts caused by the sharp-edged flange and two reports of cuts requiring stitches.

Sold Exclusively At:

Costco Wholesale Corp. from March 2010 through October 2013 for between $500 and $550.


Whalen Furniture Manufacturing, of San Diego, Calif.


Whalen Furniture Manufacturing, of San Diego, Calif.

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