Target Expands Recall of Step Stools with Storage Due to Fall Hazard

The wooden step stools can break apart or collapse under the weight of the user.

Recall date: August 23, 2011
Recall number: 11-311

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Step Stools with Storage

Hazard:

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

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

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Recall Details

Units

About 341,000 (206,000 were recalled on August 4, 2011)

Description

The wooden step stool has two steps and comes in various colors, including natural, natural and red, white, pink, blue 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 NameStyle DescriptionUPC NumberSelling 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
Do Your Room (DYR) White 859090000076 or
490970401394
Jan. 2007-Aug. 2009
Do Your Room (DYR) Pink 801116004445 Jan. 2007-Aug. 2009
Do Your Room (DYR) Blue 801116004438 Jan. 2007-Aug. 2009
Incidents/Injuries

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.

Remedy

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

Sold exclusively at

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

Importer(s)

Target Corporation, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Manufactured in

China, Vietnam, Taiwan and Thailand