U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Target Issue Recall of Step Stools

The CPSC, in cooperation with Target Corporation, announced a voluntary recall of 341,000 wooden step stools with storage.  The step stools can break apart or collapse under the weight of the user, posing a fall hazard.

Target has received 27 reports of the stools breaking or collapsing. Fourteen incidents involved children, eight 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.  The step stools were sold exclusively at Target and were manufactured by either Circo company or The Do Your Room company.

According to the CPSC, consumers should immediately stop using the step stools and return them to any Target store to receive a full refund.

The attorneys at Liever, Hyman & Potter, P.C., are experienced products liability litigators and represent people who have been injured by defective products

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