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Target Recalls Step Stools with Storage (Update)

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The first week of August, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Target Corp., of Minneapolis, Minn. recalled 206,000 Step Stools with Storage. The wooden step stools can break apart or collapse under the weight of the user, posing a fall hazard. There have been over 20 reports of the stools breaking.

Update: Target has now added another 100,000 to 150,000 stools to the recall.

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

They were sold at Target stores nationwide and on the Web at www.target.com from January 2007 through October 2010 for between $25 and $30.. They were made in China, Vietnam, Taiwan and Thailand

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return them to any Target store for a full refund. Target can be contacted at (800) 440-0680 or through the firm’s website at www.target.com.

If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.