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Target Recalls 206,000 Step Stools

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SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) - Target Corporation is voluntarily recalling about 206,000 wooden step stools with storage that may break when you step on them.

According to The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Target has received 26 reports of the stools breaking or collapsing.

Fourteen incidents involved children, seven 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 stools, which are made in China, Vietnam, Taiwan and Thailand, were sold exclusively at Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com from January 2007 through October 2010 for between $25 and $30.

The wooden step stool has two steps and comes in various colors, including natural, natural and red, white 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.

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

For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit this link.

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