Laceration Hazard Prompts Recall of Tool Chests Sold Exclusively at Costco
Whalen Furniture Manufacturing is recalling roughly 20,000 stainless steel tool chests sold exclusively at Costco. The inside of the right door has a metal stopper or flange with a sharp edge running the length of the door, which poses a laceration hazard to consumers.
The recalled tool chests were sold through Costco Wholesale Corp. from March 2010 through October 2013 for between $500 and $550.
Whalen Furniture has received 11 reports of injuries, including nine reports of minor cuts caused by the sharp-edged flange and two reports of cuts requiring stitches.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled tool chests and contact Whalen for a free repair kit that includes a protective cover for the flange.
For more on this recall, contact Whalen Furniture Manufacturing toll-free at 866-942-5362.