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Canopy Easy Care Trash Can, Stainless Steel, 8 Gallon, Foot Petal. The trash can has a black plastic base and lid. Purchased at Wal-Mart.
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Waste Containers, Trash Baskets or Refuse Bins (413)
Walmart Stores Inc.    
8 Gallon CP11-099-700-12
A 23 month old child was sitting on the floor in her daycare classroom next to a stainless steel 8 gallon Canopy Easy Care Trash Can. The child pushed down on the foot petal and got her fingers between the metal edge of the can and the foot petal. When she withdrew her hand, the metal edge cut into her left pinky finger so deeply that it severed the ligament in the finger. The child was transported to the local Emergency Room and from there was sent to Kosair Children's Hospital for surgery to repair the torn ligament.
After the incident, the trash can was immediately inspected and it was found that the plastic guard that should have been covering the sharp edge was missing. The daycare center has another classroom that uses the exact same trash can so it was also inspected and the guard on that one was only partially in place.
Injury→Injury, Hospital Admission
1 years 11 months
The manufacturer will be contacted.
Comment from Walmart Stores Inc. 5/9/2016
If not already done, please contact the Walmart Customer Service Hotline at 1.800.925.6278 and provide the listed UPC so that they can track and assist.

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