Target Step Stools with Storage Recalled

Date:
August 4, 2011
Category:
Miscellaneous
Company/Brand:
Target Corporation
The Danger:
The wooden step stools can break apart or collapse under the weight of the user, posing a fall hazard. Target has received 26 reports of the stools breaking or collapsing. Fourteen incidents involved children, seven involved adults, and five incidents where the user's age was unknown. Two adults fractured their wrists, and of those victims, one also fractured her hip and pelvis. Additionally, six children and one adult suffered scrapes and bruising.
Description:
The wooden step stool has two steps and comes in various colors, including natural, natural and red, white and honey. The Circo step stool has a lid on the bottom step that lifts to provide storage. The Do Your Room (DYR) step stool has a lid on the top step that lifts to provide storage. The step stools measure approximately 13" H x 13 5/8" W x 14 1/8" D. The Circo brand name or DYR brand name and UPC numbers are printed on a label found underneath the step stool. The following step stools are included in this recall: Circo white step stool with storage and UPC number 490970403046 (sold between June 2009-Feb 2010) or 180970208597 (sold between Feb. 2010-Oct 2010), the Circo natural step stool with storage with and UPC number 490970403053 (sold between June 2009-Feb 2010) or 180970208610 (Feb. 2010-Oct 2010), the Circo natural & red step stool with storage and UPC number 490970403060 (sold between June 2009-Feb 2010) or 180970208665 (sold between Feb. 2010-Oct 2010), Do Your Room (DYR) natural step stool with storage and UPC number 097168014338 (sold between Jan. 2007-Aug. 2009) and Do Your Room (DYR) honey step stool with storage and UPC number 390970402622 (sold between Jan. 2007-Aug. 2009).
Sold At:
Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com from January 2007 through October 2010 for between $25 and $30.
What To Do:
Immediately stop using the step stools and return them to any Target store to receive a full refund.
For More Information:
cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11299.html

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