West Virginia consumers may need to know about the recall of the "Circo-brand Chloe and Conner Sitting Stools" sold by Target stores. This dangerous household product could cause injury to children who use it. Consumers that own the affected product are asked to stop using it immediately.
This recall affects approximately 69,000 of the children's stools sold nationwide between April 2012 and June 2013. The product in question is 11 inches deep, 11 inches wide and 11 inches tall when fully assembled and was manufactured by L. Powell Acquisition Corporation. The stools come in white, red, pink and navy blue. To determine whether a product is subject to the recall, the sticker on the bottom of the stool should be consulted; the relevant item numbers are 249200207 for the white, 249200218 for the red, 249200208 for the pink and 249200217 for the navy blue.
The bar that stabilizes the stool may crack. If that happens, the stool could collapse. Anyone who owns an affected product may return it to the store and obtain a refund for the cost of the product. Consumers who have questions may contact Target's Guest Relations for further information.
There have so far been seven instances of injuries reported to Target, but unfortunately, that number could easily increase. Injuries reported so far include cuts, bruises and bumps. However, more serious injuries could occur, depending on the fall. Anyone in West Virginia whose child has been seriously injured as a result of this now dangerous household product may elect to file a products liability claim against the party or parties deemed responsible for the defect.
Source: woodworkingnetwork.com, Target Recalls Wood Children's Sitting Stools Due to Fall Hazard, No author, Oct. 29, 2013