The voluntary recall on 206,000 step stools sold by Target has been expanded. The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of an additional 341,000 step stools.
The Step Stools with Storage product, sold exclusively at Target stores and online at Target.com, has been found to collapse or break apart under the weight of the user, posing a fall hazard to consumers. There have been 27 reports of the step stool collapsing or breaking. Two adults experienced wrist fractures and another customer fractured her hip and pelvis. Scrapes and bruising cause by the faulty stools have been reported in six children and one adult.
The wooden step stool comes in different colors including natural, natural and red, white, pink, blue and honey. The recently issued recall includes all of the following step stools:
Circo | White step stool w/storage | 490970403046 or 180970208597 | June 2009-Feb 2010, Feb. 2010-Oct 2010
Circo | Natural step stool w/storage | 490970403053 or 180970208610 | June 2009-Feb 2010, Feb. 2010-Oct 2010
Circo | Natural & red step stool w/storage | 490970403060 or 180970208665 | June 2009-Feb 2010, Feb. 2010-Oct 2010
Do Your Room (DYR) | Natural step stool w/storage 097168014338 | Jan. 2007-Aug. 2009
Do Your Room (DYR) | Honey step stool w/storage | 390970402622 | Jan. 2007-Aug. 2009
Do Your Room (DYR) | White | 859090000076 or 490970401394 Jan. 2007-Aug. 2009
Do Your Room (DYR) | Pink | 801116004445 | Jan. 2007-Aug. 2009
Do Your Room (DYR) | Blue | 801116004438 | Jan. 2007-Aug. 2009
If you own one of these stools, stop using it immediately and return the product to any Target store to receive a full refund.For specific information about the exact models in question, consumers can call Target at 800-440-0680 or view the CPSC’s recall announcement here.