Household Items

Most refrigerators had latching door handles
Kids sometimes got trapped inside discarded refrigerators, so people
were encouraged to remove the door when junking such a unit.
Refrigerators with latching door handles

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Posted by MikeAAA at 5:18 pm (PST) on Thu January 28, 2021   
I'm an old guy and when I was in about 8th grade, a 5 year old girl was trapped in one of these old boxes with the handle. She was the younger sister to a guy who was in my grade. I didn't know her but it was still pretty sad for him and lots of people who knew her.
Posted by Doot at 9:01 am (PST) on Thu January 28, 2021   
Laws were also passed that disposed of refrigeraters had to have the doors removed.
Posted by Bob Matthews at 11:22 am (PDT) on Sun October 22, 2017   
After one too many incidents I think the FTC passed a law mandating that refrigerators had to be openable from the inside as well.
Posted by LoyalTubist at 8:06 pm (PDT) on Sat July 30, 2016   
You were always reading in the paper about children getting locked up in abandoned refrigerators.

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