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Expanded recall: Circo and Do Your Room (DYR) Step Stools with Storage

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On 2011-08-23, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published an expanded recall regarding Circo and Do Your Room (DYR) Step Stools with Storage due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2007 for about $25 to $30. It was originally recalled on 2011-08-04.

About 100,000 units are involved in this Target step stool recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 4th recall of products in the Other Children's Furnishings category in 2011. Since 2005, there have been approximately 40 similar recalls, involving about 28 million product units.

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Circo and Do Your Room (DYR) Step Stools with Storage
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Company Contact Information:

Website: www.target.com
Phone: (800) 440-0680

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What is the problem?

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

How can I tell if I own this product?

The wooden step stool has two steps and comes in various colors, including natural, natural and red, white, pink, blue 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. The following step stools are included in this recall:

Step Stools With Storage
Brand NameStyle DescriptionUPC NumberSelling Period
CircoWhite step stool w/storage490970403046 or
180970208597
June 2009-Feb 2010
Feb. 2010-Oct 2010
CircoNatural step stool w/storage490970403053 or
180970208610
June 2009-Feb 2010
Feb. 2010-Oct 2010
CircoNatural & red step stool w/storage490970403060 or
180970208665
June 2009-Feb 2010
Feb. 2010-Oct 2010
Do Your Room (DYR)Natural step stool w/storage097168014338Jan. 2007-Aug. 2009
Do Your Room (DYR)Honey step stool w/storage390970402622Jan. 2007-Aug. 2009
Do Your Room (DYR)White859090000076 or
490970401394
Jan. 2007-Aug. 2009
Do Your Room (DYR)Pink801116004445Jan. 2007-Aug. 2009
Do Your Room (DYR)Blue801116004438Jan. 2007-Aug. 2009

This is an expanded list of items previously recalled on August 4, 2011.

These items were sold new+ at Target stores nationwide and online at Target.com from January 2007 through October 2010 for between $25 and $30.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

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 the firm's website at www.target.com

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Target has received 27 reports of the stools breaking or collapsing. Fourteen incidents involved children, eight 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.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.

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