Target Recalls Defective Step Stools.

by Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC on September 30, 2011

in Buffalo Defective Products - Product Liability

Buffalo residents who have purchased a step stool from Target Stores – either in store or from their website – should be aware that the store has issued two recalls of step stools in the last two month dues to concerns about their collapsing, potentially leading to serious injury.

On August 4, 2011, Target recalled 206,000 storage step stools.  A second recall on August 23, 2011 involved an additional 341,000 stools.  According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there have been 27 reports of the stools collapsing or otherwise breaking, leading to injury to eight adults and fourteen children.  The injuries included a pelvis fracture to one individual and two other individuals suffering broken arms.

The recalled stools are wooden and were sold under the Circo and Do Your Room brand names between January of 2007 and October of 2010.  If you own one of these stools, please stop using it immediately.  You may either return the stool to any Target store or call 1-800-440-0680 for a full refund.

Hopefully, this recall will help avert future injuries.  If you have suffered an injury due to a defective product, please feel free to call us at 716-542-5444.  We would be happy to help you.

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