Recall news

AP News
Posted: Aug 23, 2011 10:24 AM
Recall news

The following recall has been announced:


DETAILS: Step stools imported by Target Corp. of Minneapolis and sold at Target stores nationwide and online at from January 2007 through October 2010. This is an expansion of a previous recall on Aug. 4.

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

INCIDENTS: Target has received 27 reports of the stools breaking or collapsing. Two adults fractured their wrists, and of those victims, one also fractured her hip and pelvis. Another six children and one adult suffered scrapes and bruising.

HOW MANY: About 341,000 (206,000 were recalled earlier this month).

FOR MORE: Contact Target at 800-440-0680 or visit the firm's website at