Lane Cedar Chest Recall

Posted: January 16, 2014

Earlier this week, two young children tragically suffocated in a recalled Lane hope chest in the Boston area. The Lane cedar chests were first recalled in 1996.

We are asking all resale professionals and consumers to help us, in co-operation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), get the word out about the recall. Resalers can help by sharing a link to this page with your customers and resale peers.... post it on your Website and/or your store Facebook page. Please use this URL: www.narts.org/LaneRecall

In light of the recent deaths, all resale stores should make an extra effort to check current/incoming inventory of chests to see if they have been recalled. To prevent another tragedy, CPSC and Lane are urging consumers to check their “Lane” and “Virginia Maid” brand cedar chests.

The brand name “Lane” or “Virginia Maid” is located inside the cedar chest. If the lid latches shut without depressing a button on the outside of the chest, the lock needs to be replaced. Lane is providing new locks free of charge for the chests so that children don’t get trapped inside of them. Click Here to order a FREE lock replacement.

Here are links to stories about the tragic accident and to the recall & renewed search.