Two cases of eye punctures in children caused by collapsible laundry hampers during a 12-month period have been reported to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The hampers stand upright but can collapse and pop back into shape because of an embedded flexible wire that winds around the outside of the cloth. Fabric holds the wire in place, but if the fabric becomes frayed, the wire can pop out. The end of the wire is very sharp and can cause injury. The first case reported was in an 11-year-old boy who suffered a corneal laceration in his right eye ... Read More
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