CHILD SAFETY RECALLS

8.5.2011 - Target Recalls Step Stools

8.5.2011 - Target Recalls Step Stools

Target Recalls Step Stools with Storage Due to Fall Hazard:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11299.html

Release #11-299

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 440-0680
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Target Recalls Step Stools with Storage Due to Fall Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Step Stools with Storage

Units: About 206,000

Importer: Target Corporation, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The wooden step stools can break apart or collapse under the weight of the user, posing a fall hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: 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:

Step Stools With Storage

Brand Name | Style Description | UPC Number | Selling Period
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

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com from January 2007 through October 2010 for between $25 and $30.

Manufactured in: China, Vietnam, Taiwan and Thailand

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the step stools and return them to any Target store to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.target.com

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11299.html