Target, which earlier this month recalled more than 200,000 step stools, is recalling another 341,000 after more than two dozen consumers reported incidents involving the stools breaking, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said.
The step stools, which have storage compartments, were sold at Target stores and the company’s website for $25-$30 between January 2007 and October 2010.
The CSPC said Target heard from 27 consumers about the stools falling apart or breaking after someone stood on them. In at least nine of those incidents someone was hurt, including two adults who fractured their wrists, one of whom also broke her hip and pelvis, the CPSC said.
Typically, only a fraction of consumers actually report problems with products to either the company or the government.
The stools came in a variety of colors and were sold under the Circo and Do YourRoom brands. They were made in China, Vietnam, Taiwan and Thailand
A list of all the UPCs affected by this recall is available on the CPSC web site.
If you have one of the recalled stools, stop using it and return to any Target store for a full refund.
For more information, consumer can call Target at (800) 440-0680 weekdays between 8 a.m. 7 p.m. Eastern Time.
If you have a product you believe is unsafe, you can file a report online through the government product safety database initiative.