Children's Storage Rack Recalled After Baby Death


Friday, November 16th 2007, 12:30 pm
By: News On 6


WASHINGTON (AP) Jetmax International Ltd. is recalling about 36,000 boy's and girl's storage racks with canvas totes after an 8-month-old boy died when he pulled on the storage rack and the top rail landed on the infant's neck, a government safety group says.

Young children are at risk of injury when the storage rack can tip over, posing an entrapment and suffocation hazard to them, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Friday.

The Irving, Texas, company sold the storage racks, made in China, under the brand ``Home Trend Kids 9 Canvas Bin Boy's and Girl's Organizers,'' at Wal-Mart stores nationwide from August 2004 through July 2005 and at Ollie's stores nationwide from July 2006 through June this year.

The storage rack is wooden with three levels and nine removable canvas totes. The boy's storage rack, in a natural wood color, has red, yellow, green and navy canvas totes. The girl's storage rack is white-colored wood with pink, yellow, lime and purple canvas totes.

For more information, consumers can call Jetmax at 800-689-2168, e-mail infojlwoodenmfg.com, or visit http://www.jlwoodenmfg.com or http://www.cpsc.gov.