Toy chest can become a dangerous trap

(Prague, August 19, 2013) Expressive designed toy chests serve as deposit toy containers and practical equipment of many children’s rooms. With regard to the fact that especially children use them, these products must meet specific safety requirements. Inspectors of the Czech Trade Inspection Authority found several products that are offed in the market, but present a serious risk to children users. “In a catalogue of a mail order store, mobile chests intended for storing toys or cloths are offered, despite a child of preschool age easily fits in them. Within a game, the chest’s cover can close and there is no way for a child potentially trapped inside to get out of it on its own,” Vladimír Velčovský, the Director General of the CTIA described. “Manufacturer failed the stipulated requirement for easy extrication from closed space without any help from outside. Therefore, ban was imposed on sale of all three types of chests. After complete documentation is elaborated, the products will be notified in the information system Rapex,” Vladimír Velčovský added.

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