Bayside Furnishings has recalled two models of youth beds with attached toy chests after the strangulation death of a toddler when the toy chest lid came down on him, trapping him by the neck. The product was sold primarily at Costco.
Toy chests are supposed to meet voluntary standards that would prevent such a tragedy as well as other hazards such as suffocation in an air-tight or locked chest. Only the company and CPSC know if the product was even tested to that standard. If you have a hinged toy chest, make sure there are ventilation holes, no lock and a method to prevent the lid from shutting quickly. Better yet, remove the lid.
Parents should also check all multi-use furniture and juvenile products to be sure it is safe in all uses. This would include car seats that hook into strollers; cribs that convert to beds, or playyards that include bassinets and changing tables.
Other Recalled Multi-Use Juvenile Products:
Kolcraft Recalls Twelve Different Play Yards
GRACO “Pack n’ Play” portable play yards with raised changing table
Cosco “Arriva” and “Turnabout” Infant Car Seat/Carrier Recalled
Cosco Voyager Car Seat/Stroller Recalled
Century Multi-Use Strollers
Lascal “Buggy Board” stroller attachment