Call Us Today for a FREE CONSULTATION 205-933-1500
Aug 09 2011

Target Recalls Step Stools with Storage Due to Fall Hazard

Posted in Community Service, Product Liability
Products manufactured with inadequate or substandard materials may inadvertently cause extensive injury to its owner, says Alabama liability attorney Keith T. Belt .
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Target  Corporation, of Minneapolis, Minn., announced a voluntary recall of the following Step Stools with Storage. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless  otherwise instructed. These step stools were sold exclusively at Target  stores nationwide and online at Target.com from January 2007 through October  2010 for between $25 and $30. About 206,000 units were manufactured in China, Vietnam, Taiwan and Thailand.
The wooden step stools can break apart or  collapse under the weight of the user, posing a fall hazard and todate 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.
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
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 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the  firm’s website at www.target.com.