Target Corporation has also recalled about 341,000 Step Stools with Storage. 206,000 were recalled on August 4, 2011. The wooden step stools can break apart or collapse under the weight of the user, posing a fall hazard. Target has received 27 reports of the stools breaking or collapsing. Fourteen incidents involved children, eight involved adults, and five were 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. The wooden step stool has two steps and comes in various colors, including natural, natural and red, white, pink, blue 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 stools were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com from January 2007 through October 2010 for between $25 and $30. Consumers should immediately stop using the step stools and return them to any Target store to receive a full refund. For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680, or visit the company’s website at www.target.com.
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