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Target Recalls Children’s Sitting Stools Due to Fall Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–October 29, 2013.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: October 29, 2013
Recall number: 14-006

  • Circo Chloe & Conner Collection Stool Packaging
    Circo Chloe & Conner Collection Stool Packaging

Recall Summary

Name of product: Circo-brand Chloe and Conner Sitting Stools

Hazard:  The stabilizing bar can crack and cause the stool to collapse, posing a fall hazard to the user.

Consumer Contact:  Target Guest Relations at (800) 440-0680 anytime or email [email protected]. For additional information, consumers can visit www.target.com and click on Product Recalls at the bottom of the page and then select “Children’s & Baby Products.”

Recall Details

Units:  About 69,000

Description:  This recall involveschildren’s sitting stool, sold as part of the Circo-brand Chloe & Conner Collection. 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.

Incidents/Injuries:  Target 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.

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately stop using the stool and return it to a Target store for a full refund. 

Sold exclusively at:  Target stores nationwide from April 2012 through June 2013 for about $15.

Importer:  Target Corporation, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Manufacturer:  L. Powell Acquisition Corporation, of Culver City, Calif.

Manufactured in:  China

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. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain  recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

Source: cpsc.gov

 

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