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Home Trends Wood Footstools

Description: Wal-Mart Recalls Home Trends Footstools for Collapse Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 25, 2006 Release #07-016 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 925-6278 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Wal-Mart Recalls Home Trends Footstools for Collapse Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Home Trends Wood Footstools Units: About 165,000 Importer: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark. Hazard: Due to improper construction, the stool can break and collapse, posing a fall hazard to consumers. Incidents/Injuries: Wal-Mart has received nine reports of the footstools breaking. There have been seven reports of injuries, including a broken toe, neck and shoulder soreness, cuts, bruises, swelling, a slight concussion, and whiplash. Description: The footstool is a natural-colored wood footstool. The standing surface is 11 1/2-inches by 11 1/2-inches with a 4-inch-long oval opening in the center. The stool is 11 1/2-inches tall. The recalled footstool can be identified by a white sticker underneath the step that contains the UPC number 87065900001. Sold at: Wal-Mart stores exclusively nationwide from December 2005 through September 2006 for about $10. Manufactured in: Malaysia Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to Wal-Mart for a full refund. Consumer Contact: Call Wal-Mart toll free at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit www.walmartstores.com for more information. [Source]

Home Trends Wood Footstools Recall Information

Country of OriginMalaysia
Recall Date10/25/2006
Recall ID3471
Recall Number07016
Product TypeChairs, Stools & Benches
HazardFall
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