Shocking Tragedy: Siblings Die after Being Trapped in Toy Chest

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According to news reports, the two siblings in Massachusetts became trapped inside a hope chest that had been placed in their home.

In a shocking tragedy that parents and homeowners, who have these antique chests and hope chests in their homes should pay attention to, two children died recently after that they were trapped inside a toy chest.

According to news reports, the two siblings in Massachusetts became trapped inside a hope chest that had been placed in their home. The siblings seem to have been playing, and at some point, decided to get inside the hope chest, and shut the lid down on them. They didn’t realize that the lid could not be opened from the inside. They seem to have suffocated to death, and were found a short while later.

What seems to be even more tragic is that there were several family members at home at the time of the tragedy. At least one adult was actually in the same room in the house, in which the chest was located. The chest was located right next to the television, and at the time of the incident, the volume on the television set was turned out loud. For now, it seems that the deaths were accidental

These were not new toy chests. Rather, these were older toy chests that were not subjected to any manufacturing standards. These chests were made before any manufacturing standards went into effect. While toy chests are subjected to manufacturing standards, older products may not be subjected to any standards, which means that these pose a serious entrapment hazard.

If you are a parent, look around the home and evaluate the kind of furniture, including antique chests and hope chests that you have inside your home. Any kind of box, trunk or chest that comes with a padlock type of mechanism that cannot be opened from the inside is a dangerous item to have inside the house.

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