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Painted cottage step stools

Description: This recall involves L.L.Bean painted wood cottage step stools. They measure about 12 inches tall by 12 inches wide by 13 inches deep and have a slot on the top surface and hard plastic caps on the bottom of all four legs. They were sold in the following colors: black, coffee bean, ivory, light sage and red. Item number 281655 is printed on a sticker on the underside of the stool. [Learn More]

About 2,800 units were affected by this recall.

Painted cottage step stools
L.L.Bean Recalls Step Stools Due to Fall Hazard (Recall Alert)

L.L.Bean painted cottage step stool. Plastic cap on the bottom of the stool’s leg

Painted cottage step stools Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date08/29/2013
Recall ID1521
Recall Number13750
Product TypeStep Stools
HazardThe step stools can slide or tip over, posing a fall hazard to consumers.
InjuriesL.L.Bean has received six reports of incidents involving slips and falls, resulting in soreness and bruising.
RemedyConsumers should immediately stop using the step stools and contact L.L.Bean for a full refund or a merchandise card. L.L.Bean will send consumers a prepaid label to return one leg of the stool. The rest of the stool can be discarded. L.L.Bean is contacting purchasers of the step stool directly.
Remedy OptionRefund
ContactL.L.Bean Inc. at (800) 555-9717 anytime, or online at and click on Product Recall and Safety Info at the bottom of the home page for more information.
Last Updated05/23/2014
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