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Reports of lacerations cause Toys R Us to recall 12,650 children’s travel trunks

Recall JG Travel Trunk 800 CPSC photo 435x480 Reports of lacerations cause Toys R Us to recall 12,650 childrens travel trunksToys R Us, toy and juvenile-products retailer headquartered in New Jersey, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are recalling approximately 12,650 Journey Girl Travel Trunks. This recall is due to the trunk’s “sharp” blue metal handle, posing a laceration hazard to the user.

The recalled purple trunks with the hazardous blue handle stand 21 inches tall, are decorated with a blue pattern and are intended to carry 18-inch-tall toy dolls. Sold with three clothes hangers and two pull-out drawers for storage, the travel trunks included in the recall have UPC # 48970277965070 and model number 5F5F79E printed on the bottom.

Toys R Us initiated the recall after receiving six reports of incidents involving the handle, as well as a report of a consumer who received stitches as a result of a laceration.

From October 2012 through February 2013, the trunks were sold nationwide at Toys R Us stores and online at www.toyrsus.com for about $30.

Toys R Us and CPSC urge consumers to immediately stop using the travel trunk and put it out of reach of children until you are ready to return it to a Toys R Us store for a full refund or store credit.

For more information about this recall, please contact Toys R Us at (800) 869-7787 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET on Sunday or online at www.toysrus.com,  then click on About Us, then select “Safety” at the top of the page, and then “Click here” under Product Recalls.

Source: CPSC