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Target Recalls Defective Step Stools

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of wooden step stools sold at Target stores across the country. The wooden stools come in a variety of colors and the recall affects over 200,000 of the stools.

According to the CPSC, the stools are a dangerous product because they can break apart when someone steps on them. So far, there have been 26 reports of the stools collapsing under pressure. Fourteen of the incidents involved children, while two adults suffered fractured wrists. Another adult suffered a fractured hip and pelvis when the stool collapsed.

The stools have two steps and a lid in the bottom step for storage. Some of the stools have a lid in the top step. Target sold the stools under the brand names Circo and Do Your Room from January 2007 to October 2010. Target sold the stools online as well. The CPSC advises that consumers stop using the stools and return them to Target for a full refund. Target imported the stools from China, Vietnam, Taiwan and Thailand.

Federal law prohibits anyone from attempting to re-sell a recalled product.

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