May 31, 2002

Alert #02-543


PRODUCT: Children's toy box -Southern Wood Products of Sparta, Tenn., is voluntarily recalling about 600 toy boxes that measure 24 inches by 16 inches by 35 inches. The toy boxes were sold in the following colors: oak, white, cherry, and natural. The recalled toy boxes have manufacture date codes of 8502-021502A and 8502-030702A on a sticker located on the back or bottom of unit. The sticker also has the company's name and address. JC Penney sold the toy box through its catalogue from Feb 2002 until March 2002. The toy box was manufactured in the USA.

PROBLEM: The middle lid support hinge can collapse suddenly and cause an injury to a child's head, neck, fingers, or hands; or can become an entrapment hazard to young children.


WHAT TO DO: Consumers who purchased the toy box should stop using the toy box immediately and contact Southern Wood Products to receive a free replacement hinge. For more information, call Southern Wood Products at (800) 624-4129, Monday through Friday CST 7:30 am to 4:00pm. Consumers can contact JC Penney customer service at (888) 333-6063 or

Purchasers were sent direct mail notification of this recall.

Picture of Recalled Toy Box