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Target Recalls Kids’ Stools Due To Falling Risk

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(credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

(credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

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SOUTHFIELD (CBS Detroit) – Mega-retailer Target is recalling 69,000 children’s stools that could collapse causing injury.

Targets says the Circo-brand Chloe and Conner Sitting Stools pose a risk to children because the stabilizing bar can crack and increase the risk of falling.

The company has received seven reports of the stools breaking or collapsing and causing a child to fall. In five of the reported incidents, bumps, bruises and cuts were reported. 

(credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

(credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission)

Consumers are asked to stop using the stools immediately.

Assembled stools measure 11 inches tall by 11 inches wide by 11 inches deep.  The painted wood stools were sold in red, white, navy and pink.  Item numbers 249200218 (red), 249200207 (white), 249200217 (navy), 249200208 (pink) are printed on a sticker on the underside of the stools. 

The stools, manufactured by L. Powell Acquisition Corporation, of Culver City, Calif. in China, and sold at Target stores nationwide from April 2012 through June 2013 for about $15.

The stools may be returned for a refund.

For more information, customers can contact Target guest relations at 800-440-0680 anytime or email guest.relations@target.com.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product.  Get contact information for the CDC at SaferProducts.gov.

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