September 4, 2002XL Machine Has Recalled
Playskool Toy Chests Sold at Target
Prairie, MN (SafetyAlerts)
- XL Machine Ltd. has recalled
about 3,300 toy chests. Screws in the chests' lid support hinges can loosen
over time, and come out from the base of the toy chests. If this happens,
the lids of the toy chests can collapse suddenly, possibly causing injuries
to children's head, neck, fingers or hands.
CPSC and XL have received one report of screws in the lid support hinge of a
toy chest coming out, resulting in one injury, a bruise to the neck.
These blue toy chests measure 18.5-inches by 12-inches by 12- inches, and
were sold under the Playskool brand name. On the toy chest lid top are
depictions of "Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head" characters and the "PLAYSKOOL"
logo. The front panel has a "Glow Worm" figure and a dog. The bottom of the
toy chests contains "DISTRIBUTED BY: XL MACHINE LTD, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55347."
The chests were made in China.
Target stores sold the toy chest nationwide from October 2001 through
December 2001 for about $50.
Consumers should take these toy chests away from young children immediately
and return them to the Target store where it was purchased for a refund or
store credit. For more information, contact XL Machine toll-free at (866)
746-8097 anytime, or go to Target's web site at www.target.com .