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Recall Alert: Target Recalls Circo Child Sitting Stools Due to Collapse Hazard

On October 29, 2013, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Target Corporation of Minneapolis, Minnesota, announced the voluntary recall of all Circo-brand Chloe and Conner Sitting Stools due to a risk of the stools collapsing and causing serious injury.  The popular children’s stool was sold at Target stores nationwide from April 2012 through June 2013 for about $15.

This recall is due to a defect in the wood used for the stabilizing bar of the stool.  When the stabilizing bar of the stool fails and cracks, it causes the stool to collapse, posing a serious risk of fall and significant injury to the user.  Target has received seven reports of the stools breaking or collapsing and causing a child to fall.  In five of the reports, significant injuries were reported.


This recall affects all of the children’s sitting stools sold as part of the Circo-brand Chloe & Conner collection, which were sold in red, white, navy and pink. The Item numbers of the stools are 249200218 (red), 249200207(white), 249200217(navy), and 249200208 (pink) and can be found on the underside of the stools.  It is estimated that 69,000 defective units were sold at Target stores nationwide.


Consumers should immediately stop using the stools and return it to a Target store for a full refund.  Consumers can also contact Target Guest Relations at (800) 440-0680 anytime or e-mail for more information about the recall or to report an incident.


As a parent, child safety advocate, and trial lawyer, I am continually troubled by the fact that manufacturers and retailers continue to sell dangerous products. Manufacturers, in their zeal to get products on the market, often cut corners and overlook safety when designing and manufacturing products. Manufacturers have an obligation and opportunity to thoroughly assess product safety before the launch of a product. It should not take a child to get injured or killed for a manufacturer to make a product safe.



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