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Second Product Recall For Lane Cedar Chests After Sibling Suffocations

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The recent suffocation deaths of a Massachusetts’ brother and sister inside an old Lane cedar chest prompted the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to issue a second product recall on the model.The chest has a latch that locks automatically when the lid is closed.

Lane Home Furniture made this particular cedar chest between 1912 and 1987; they can be identified by the Lane and Virginia Maid labels inside.

The company recalled 12 million of them in 1996 after seven children suffocated to death.

The current recall targets chests that are still being sold in second-hand stores or handed down by families.

Consumers who own the chest should immediately remove the latch. Replacement hardware is available through Lane.

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Cyd Hoskinson began working at WJCT on Valentine’s Day 2011.