L.L.Bean Recalls Step Stools Due to Fall Hazard (Recall Alert)

The painted wood cottage step stools can slide or tip over and cause falls.

Recall date: August 29, 2013
Recall number: 13-750
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    L.L.Bean painted cottage step stool

  • Plastic cap on the bottom of the stool’s leg

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    Plastic cap on the bottom of the stool’s leg

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Painted cottage step stools

Hazard:

The step stools can slide or tip over, posing a fall hazard to consumers.

Consumer Contact:

L.L.Bean Inc. at (800) 555-9717 anytime, or online at www.llbean.com and click on Product Recall and Safety Info at the bottom of the home page for more information.

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

Units

About 2,800

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.  

Incidents/Injuries

L.L.Bean has received six reports of incidents involving slips and falls, resulting in soreness and bruising.

Remedy

Consumers 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.

Sold exclusively at

L.L.Bean stores nationwide, L.L.Bean’s catalog and online at www.llbean.com from December 2012 through June 2013 for about $40.  

Distributor

L.L.Bean Inc., of Freeport, Maine

Manufactured in

China

  • L.L.Bean painted cottage step stool

  • Plastic cap on the bottom of the stool’s leg