Burnaby asks companies to remove clothing donation bins

Burnaby asks companies to remove clothing donation bins

Burnaby asks companies to remove clothing donation bins

They said they're investigating it as a death by misadventure.

Canadian Press reported at the time that at least seven people had died in such bins in Canada since 2015.

Following news of the woman's death, Toronto Mayor John Tory called on city officials to review whether the donation boxes are safe.

A number of organizations have donation bins set up at the Eco-Centre on Still Creek Drive - which are behind fences and staffed - and there will now be extra monitoring. The hatch that keeps the contents of the bin inside can also trap someone leaning into the mechanism to attempt to remove things from the bin.

'Shut them all down and get a designer and redesign these things'.

The City of Vancouver says most bins have already been removed in that municipality, and West Vancouver has sealed off all bins since the death of a man on New Year's Eve.

According to Toronto police, a 35-year-old woman was found stuck inside a downtown clothing donation bin early Tuesday morning.

The manufacturer of clothing donation bins used by charities, Rangeview Fabricating, says it has stopped producing the metal containers so it can focus on modifying the existing containers to improve safety. "Too many of our guests who would otherwise have a shot at turning their lives around are dying a terrible death inside or hanging out of a bin".

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