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Recall: Heartland Wooden Stool


On 2011-04-26, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Heartland Wooden Stool due to a potential fall hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2010 for about $30.

About 6,000 units are involved in this Heartland America stool recall. Instance(s) of injuries have been reported. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Chairs, Stools & Benches category in 2011. Since 2005, there have been approximately 50 similar recalls, involving about 1 million product units.

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Heartland Wooden Stool
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (800) 398-8163

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What is the problem?

The legs and seat of the stool can crack and break, causing the consumer to fall.

Instance(s) of injuries have been reported.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The stool is an adjustable-height solid wood, 3-legged stool sold unassembled. The seat is 11 3/4-inch diameter. The stool height adjusts from 17 inches to 25 inches. A "Made in China" sticker is on the underside of the seat.

These items were sold new+ at Heartland America catalog and website for about $30 from June 2010 through February 2011

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 stool and return it to Heartland of America for a full refund. Heartland America is contacting its customers directly.

For more information, contact Heartland America at (800)398-8163 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT or visit the firm's website at


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

Heartland has received 11 reports of incidents, including seven reports of injuries. Injuries include one person with a head laceration.

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